Origin of disquisition
Examples from the Web for disquisition
His biographies bear the stamp of genuine artistic intelligence, equally remote from compilation and disquisition.
This introduced, I cannot tell how, some remarks on the head, which led to a disquisition on craniology.
Whoever wrote the disquisition "On the Universe" wrote also our work.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
Nor were my subjects of disquisition less numerous than his.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
In short, is not the book a disquisition on life from the standpoint of Jefferies' personal experiences?Amaryllis at the Fair|Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for disquisition
Word Origin for disquisition
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.