• A formal discourse on a subject, often in writing.
  • A seeking; search; investigation.
  • A formal or systematic inquiry into or investigation of some problem or topic; a formal discussion or treatise; a dissertation; an essay: as, a <em>disquisition on</em> government or morals.
  • 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.
  • A lengthy, formal <xref>discourse</xref> that <xref>analyses</xref> or <xref>explains</xref> some topic; a <xref>dissertation</xref> or <xref>treatise</xref>.
  • an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
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