- 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