Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
A long or elaborate essay or discussion on a particular subject.
Examples of Disquisition in a sentence
"Lucian submitted a disquisition of poetry inspired by Shakespeare for his thesis."
"I don't just love cheese — I wrote a disquisition on the origins of cheesemaking."
Popularity Over Time
While disquisition developed in French, it originally comes from the Latin words "disquisito" (investigation) and "quaerere" (to seek).
Did you Know?
True Crime is having a moment in pop culture. This genre is finding new life on podcasts and streaming services, mediums that allow for a complete disquisition of a particular case or famous figure.