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Formal and academic pieces of writing - synonyms or related words

thesis

noun

a long piece of writing that is the final part of an advanced university degree

dissertation

noun

a long piece of writing on a particular subject that you do as part of a university degree

essay

noun

a short piece of writing on a particular subject that is published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

monograph

noun

a formal piece of writing, or a short book on a particular subject

meditation

noun

a piece of writing that expresses serious thoughts on a particular subject

paper

noun

a piece of writing or a talk on an academic subject

treatise

noun

formal a serious book or piece of writing about a particular subject

discussion

noun

a piece of writing about an important or serious subject

critique

noun

a careful written examination of a subject that includes the writer’s opinions

text

noun

a piece of writing such as a book or play that you study for an examination or for research

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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