disquisition (plural disquisitions)
- A lengthy, formal discourse that analyses or explains some topic; a dissertation or treatise.
- 1759, Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments, page 187:
- Upon this account political disquisitions, if just, and reasonable, and practicable, are of all the works of speculation the most useful.
- 1961: PHILIP, J. A. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 455.
- In this disquisition of the third book Plato is concerned with the moral effects of artistic representation on the youth of his state.