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disquisition

noun dis·qui·si·tion \ˌdis-kwə-ˈzi-shən\

: a long speech or written report on a subject

Full Definition of DISQUISITION

:  a formal inquiry into or discussion of a subject :  discourse

Examples of DISQUISITION

  1. a lengthy disquisition on foreign policy
  2. <Adam Smith's celebrated disquisition on the factors contributing to the wealth of nations.>

Origin of DISQUISITION

Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek
First Known Use: 1640

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