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.