disquisition

[ dis-kwuh-zish-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF disquisition

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This is hardly the place for a disquisition upon African Latin.

I thought the company had had about enough of this disquisition.

The disquisition on the reasons for the Euxine's freezing over is, however, new.

Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness?

But there was no time for disquisition, the second bee being now ready for a start.

Whoever wrote the disquisition "On the Universe" wrote also our work.

During supper, I had to listen to a disquisition on lying from Suki.

There seems no need to follow their disquisition on such a well-worn subject.

The more remote their field of disquisition, the more positive are they.

Our disquisition was interrupted by the approach of Captain Gabion.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "subject for investigation," also "systematic search," from Latin disquisitionem (nominative disquisitio) "an inquiry, investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of disquirere "inquire," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + quaerere "seek, ask" (see query (v.)). Sense of "long speech" first recorded 1640s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISQUISITION

discourse

noundialogue; dissertation
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