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disquisition at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1605, "subject for investigation," also "systematic search," from L. disquisitionem (nom. disquisitio), from stem of disquirere "inquire," from dis- "apart" + qu?irere "seek, ask." Sense of "long speech" first recorded 1647. ///

disquisition at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: disquisitio, from disquirere 'to try to get information']// a long speech or written report//

disquisition at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Dissertation): dissertation, treatise, essay, thesis, theme, monograph, tract, memoir, disquisition, lecture, sermon, homily, commentary, review, critique, criticism, article, essay, study, explication de texte .

disquisition at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(formal) a long complicated speech or written report on a particular subject

disquisition at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(formal) a long complicated speech or written report on a particular subject

Disquisition at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

For accurate research or grave disquisition he was not
well qualified. --Macaulay.

disquisition at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

disquisition
n : an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

disquisition at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A lengthy, formal discourse that analyses or explains some topic; a dissertation or treatise.
    1. 1961: PHILIP, J. A. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 455.
    2. : In this disquisition of the third book Plato is concerned with the moral effects of artistic representation on the youth of his state.
    3. 1759 — Category: w - :Adam Smith|Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments, page 187.
    4. : Upon this account political disquisitions, if just, and reasonable, and practicable, are of all the works of speculation the most useful.

      Related terms

      * disquisitive

  • disquisitory

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » discourse
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изследване|n, Inter: t+ » bg|дисертация|f, Inter: t+ » bg|трактат|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dissertação|f, Inter: t+ » pt|tratado|m


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