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.
Origin and Etymology of disquisition
Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek
First Known Use: 1640
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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