disquisition

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

Definition of disquisition

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

Examples of disquisition in a Sentence

  1. a lengthy disquisition on foreign policy

  2. Adam Smith's celebrated disquisition on the factors contributing to the wealth of nations.

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Origin and Etymology of disquisition

Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek


DISQUISITION Defined for English Language Learners

disquisition

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Definition of disquisition for English Language Learners

  • : a long speech or written report on a subject



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