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Thursday, November 19



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."

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About Disquisition

While disquisition developed in French, it originally comes from the Latin words "disquisito" (investigation) and "quaerere" (to seek).

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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.

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