disquisitions

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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