from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lengthy piece of written work required of a student on a topic drawn from the subject matter of a course of study.
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- n. A substantial research paper written by a student over an academic term or semester which accounts for a large amount of a grade and makes up much of the course.
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- n. a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
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