Meaning of “disquisition” in the English Dictionary


"disquisition" in English

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disquisitionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdɪs.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌdɪs.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ formal

Examples from literature

  • In this tract nothing deserves notice, more than that Browne considers the oracles as evidently and indubitably supernatural, and founds all his disquisition upon that postulate. 
  • It is a lengthened disquisition, in seven thousand four hundred lines, upon the great phenomena of the outward world. 
  • The national historian of Rome has left us an episode of his great work, a disquisition on the probable effects that would have followed if Alexander the Great had invaded Italy. 
  • We have been led to this disquisition into the fundamental nature of this private record by the question put to us, whether it is a good plan for a woman to keep a diary. 
  • We intend to kindle, not to extinguish, curiosity, by this slight sketch of a work, abounding with curious quotations and pleasing disquisitions. 

(Definition of “disquisition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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