- [formal]disquisition (
- We find textbooks, readers, grammars; learned articles on scientific subjects; disquisitions on culture and public policy; even an ambitious early novel-all still virtually unknown today.
- The reader who opens his Aristotle and expects to find a systematic disquisition on some philosophical subject or an orderly textbook of scientific instruction, will be brought up short: Aristotle's treatises are not like that.
- Otherwise a disquisition on the subject will appear to be elusive and simply beyond our ken.
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