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Meaning of DISQUISITION

Pronunciation:  `diskwi'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
 

DISQUISITION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: essay

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`qui*si"tion\, n. [L. disquisitio, fr.
disquirere to inquire diligently, investigate; dis- +
quaerere to seek. See {Quest}.]
A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any
subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter,
with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate
essay; dissertation.

      For accurate research or grave disquisition he was not
      well qualified.                          --Macaulay.

 

 

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