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trea·tise

 (trē′tĭs)
n.
A systematic, usually extensive written discourse on a subject.

[Middle English treatis, from Anglo-Norman tretiz, alteration of treteiz, from Vulgar Latin *tractātīcius, from Latin tractātus, past participle of tractāre, to drag about, deal with; see treat.]

treatise

(ˈtriːtɪz)
n
1. a formal work on a subject, esp one that deals systematically with its principles and conclusions
2. an obsolete word for narrative
[C14: from Anglo-French tretiz, from Old French tretier to treat]

trea•tise

(ˈtri tɪs)

n.
a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay.
[1300–50; Middle English tretis < Anglo-French tretiz, akin to Old French traitier to treat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treatise - a formal expositiontreatise - a formal exposition      
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
dissertation, thesis - a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
pamphlet, tract - a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
monograph - a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject

treatise

noun paper, work, writing, study, essay, thesis, tract, pamphlet, exposition, dissertation, monograph, disquisition Locke's treatise on Civil Government

treatise

noun
A formal, lengthy exposition of a topic:
Translations
بَحْث، رِسالَه في مَوضوع
pojednání
afhandling
fræîileg ritgerî
apcerējumstraktāts
rozprava
bilimsel incelemetez

treatise

[ˈtriːtɪz] Ntratado m

treatise

[ˈtriːtɪz] ntraité m (ouvrage)

treatise

nAbhandlung f (→ on über +acc)

treatise

[ˈtriːtɪz] ntrattato

treatise

(ˈtriːtiz) , ((American) -s) noun
a long, detailed, formal piece of writing on some subject. He wrote a treatise on methods of education.
References in classic literature ?
We know this because he wrote a book, called A Treatise on the Astrolabe, for this little son.
Chaucer calls his book A Treatise on the Astrolabe, Bread and Milk for Children.
So I devoted several months in privacy to the composition of a treatise on the mysteries of Three Dimensions.
For instance, let us suppose that Homer and Virgil, Aristotle and Cicero, Thucydides and Livy, could have met all together, and have clubbed their several talents to have composed a treatise on the art of dancing: I believe it will be readily agreed they could not have equalled the excellent treatise which Mr Essex hath given us on that subject, entitled, The Rudiments of Genteel Education.
The Politics of Aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the Ethics is the first part.
Such a programme for a treatise on government might lead us to expect in the Politics mainly a description of a Utopia or ideal state which might inspire poets or philosophers but have little direct effect upon political institutions.
Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet.
The following extract from an ancient treatise on the art of poetry called `Ming-Chung' sets forth most clearly certain ideals to be pursued:
But because I have essayed to expound the chief of these discoveries in a treatise which certain considerations prevent me from publishing, I cannot make the results known more conveniently than by here giving a summary of the contents of this treatise.
Prosper Lucas's treatise, in two large volumes, is the fullest and the best on this subject.
While these things were going on in the open air, an elderly gentleman of scientific attainments was seated in his library, two or three houses off, writing a philosophical treatise, and ever and anon moistening his clay and his labours with a glass of claret from a venerable-looking bottle which stood by his side.
In his treatise on Queen-Gold, or Queen-pinmoney, an old King's Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: Ye tail is ye Queen's, that ye Queen's wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone.