disquisition
noun Etymology: Latin disquisition-, disquisitio, from disquirere to investigate, from dis- + quaerere to seek Date: 1640 a formal inquiry into or discussion of a subject ; discourse

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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 — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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