disquisition

[dis-kwuh-zish-uhn]
noun
a formal discourse or treatise in which a subject is examined and discussed; dissertation.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin disquīsītiōn- (stem of disquīsītiō), equivalent to disquīsīt(us) (past participle of disquīrere to investigate; dis- dis-1 + quaerere to seek, ask) + -iōn- -ion

disquisitional, adjective
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disquisition (ˌdɪskwɪˈzɪʃən)
 
n
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]
 
disqui'sitional
 
adj

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disquisition
1605, "subject for investigation," also "systematic search," from L. disquisitionem (nom. disquisitio), from stem of disquirere "inquire," from dis- "apart" + quærere "seek, ask" (see query). Sense of "long speech" first recorded 1647.
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Example sentences
The fun is imagining what form the filmic disquisition will take.
At this time, demonology belonged to the realms of theological disquisition.
Further proofs of the reality of demoniacs are reserved for a particular
  disquisition.
Being a disquisition on the tendency of good resolves to dissolve.
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