Definition of disquisition
: a formal inquiry into or discussion of a subject : discourse
Examples of disquisition in a Sentence
a lengthy disquisition on foreign policy
Adam Smith's celebrated disquisition on the factors contributing to the wealth of nations.
Recent Examples of disquisition from the Web
Pre-existing conditions, risk pools and premium costs — not the more conventional Republican disquisitions in favor of the free market, personal responsibility and smaller government — dominate the debate today.
At the close of a long disquisition on which ships need to be built when in order to meet current threats, prepare for future ones, and do it all within budgetary constraints, O’Brien brilliantly summed up the purpose of that complex task.
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Origin and Etymology of disquisition
Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek
First Known Use: 1640See Words from the same year
DISQUISITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disquisition for English Language Learners
: a long speech or written report on a subject
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