Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who discourses formally; one who writes a dissertation.

Etymologies

Latin: compare French dissertateur. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Turns out that she is a “dissertator” at the University of Wisconsin.

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  • He writes under the assumed name of Michael Gaspar; but whether this learned dissertator be grave or jocular, more than one critic has not been able to resolve me.

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  • This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely, in the midst of France, to declare his disapprobation of the patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate, by desolation and slaughter, the true worship of the God of peace.

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  • This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.

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  • Caldera, 26, is a doctoral dissertator in evolutionary biology at UW-Madison.

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  • Muranyi will play with pianist Melissa Martiros, a dissertator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • just don't mock the poor kid in the NYT like Dr. Taylor did the Duns Scotus citation use dissertator ;

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  • "We see too," continued the dissertator, "what high importance nature has attacht to these processes of devouring, eating, chewing, and swallowing, and how in every sphere of existence they have been her main end and aim.

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