Disquisition
Disquisition Dis`qui*si"tion, n. [L. disquisitio, fr. disquirere to inquire diligently, investigate; dis- + quaerere to seek. See {Quest}.] A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter, with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate essay; dissertation. [1913 Webster]

For accurate research or grave disquisition he was not well qualified. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • disquisition — ⇒DISQUISITION, subst. fém. Vx. Recherche minutieuse, d ordre intellectuel, sur une question obscure. Disquisition mathématique, philososophique : • Des fastidieuses productions de généalogies, de froides disquisitions sur les faits, d insipides… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Disquisition — (lat.), Untersuchung, besonders gelehrte Erforschung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • disquisition — index charge (statement to the jury), discourse, harangue, inquiry (systematic investigation), narration, pandect (treatise) Burton s Legal …   Law dictionary

  • disquisition — DISQUISITION. s. f. Examen, recherche exacte de quelque vérité dans les sciences. On ne s en sert que dans le Didactique. Se livrer à des disquisitions philosophiques, mathématiques, etc. Ailleurs on dit Recherche …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • disquisition — c.1600, subject for investigation, also systematic search, from L. disquisitionem (nom. disquisitio) an inquiry, investigation, noun of action from pp. stem of disquirere inquire, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + quaerere seek, ask (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • disquisition — dissertation, thesis, *discourse, treatise, monograph Analogous words: paper, *essay, article: *inquiry, investigation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disquisition — Disquisition. s. f. Examen, recherche exacte de quelque verité dans les sciences. On ne s en sert que dans le dogmatique. Cet Autheur a fait des disquisitions philosophiques, mathematiques …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • disquisition — ► NOUN ▪ a long or complex discussion of a topic in speech or writing. ORIGIN Latin, investigation , from quaerere seek …   English terms dictionary

  • disquisition — [dis΄kwi zish′ən] n. [L disquisitio < disquisitus, pp. of disquirere, to investigate < dis , apart + quaerere, to seek] a formal discussion of some subject, often in writing; discourse or treatise …   English World dictionary

  • disquisition — [[t]dɪ̱skwɪzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] disquisitions N VAR A disquisition is a detailed explanation of a particular subject. [FORMAL] Amanda launched into an authoritative disquisition about contracts …   English dictionary

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