- a formal discourse or treatise in which a subject is examined and discussed; dissertation.
Origin of disquisition
Examples from the Web for disquisition
This is hardly the place for a disquisition upon African Latin.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
I thought the company had had about enough of this disquisition.Over the Teacups
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The disquisition on the reasons for the Euxine's freezing over is, however, new.
Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness?The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
But there was no time for disquisition, the second bee being now ready for a start.Oak Openings
James Fenimore Cooper
- a formal written or oral examination of a subject
Word Origin and History for disquisition
c.1600, "subject for investigation," also "systematic search," from Latin disquisitionem (nominative disquisitio) "an inquiry, investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of disquirere "inquire," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + quaerere "seek, ask" (see query (v.)). Sense of "long speech" first recorded 1640s.