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Doctoral ceremony at Leiden University (7 Julie 1721).

A thesis or dissertation[1] is a document submittit in support o candidatur for an academic degree or perfaisional qualification presentin the author's resairch an findins.[2]

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  1. Oreeginally, the concepts "dissertation" an "thesis" (plural, "theses") wer nae intercheengeable. Whan, at auncient universities, the lector haed completit his lectur, thare wad tradeetionally follae a disputation, in that students coud tak up certain pynts an argie them. The poseetion that ane teuk during a disputation wis the thesis, while the dissertation wis the line o raisonin wi that ane buttressed it. Olga Weijers: The medieval disputatio. In: Hora est! (On dissertations), p.23-27. Leiden University Library, 2005
  2. International Standard ISO 7144: Documentation—Presentation of theses and similar documents, International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, 1986.