Disquisition

Dis`qui*si"tion

noun

Etymology

Low disquisitio, from 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.