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A formal discourse on a subject, often in writing.
[Latin disquīsītiō, disquīsītiōn-, investigation, from disquīsītus, past participle of disquīrere, to investigate : dis-, dis- + quaerere, to search for.]
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(Education) a formal written or oral examination of a subject
[C17: from Latin disquīsītiō, from disquīrere to make an investigation, from dis-1 + quaerere to seek]
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dis•qui•si•tion(ˌdɪs kwəˈzɪʃ ən)
a formal discourse or treatise in which a subject is examined and discussed; dissertation.
[1595–1605; < Latin disquīsītiō=disquīsī-, variant s. of disquīrere to investigate]
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disquisition- A diligent or systematic search, a thorough investigation or research.
See also related terms for research.
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|Noun||1.||disquisition - an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion|
essay - an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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noun lecture, discourse, exposition, dissertation, paper, essay, thesis, treatise She launched into an authoritative disquisition.
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disquisition[ˌdɪskwɪˈzɪʃən] N → disquisición f
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disquisition[ˌdɪskwɪˈzɪʃən] n (formal) (in speech) → discours m; (written) → dissertation f, étude f
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