from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To discourse formally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To write dissertations; to discourse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To discourse in the style of a dissertation; write dissertations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. talk at length and formally about a topic
Latin dissertāre, dissertāt-, frequentative of disserere, to discuss : dis-, dis- + serere, to connect; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin dissertatus, past participle of dissertare to discuss, intents, from disserere. See dissert. (Wiktionary)