Disquisition

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Disquisition Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    disquisition n : an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
Disquisition Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Disquisition \Dis`qui*si"tion\, n. [L. disquisitio, fr. 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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Disquisition'


A dissertation or thesis In some countries/universities, the word thesis or a cognate is used as part of a bachelor's or master's course, while dissertation is normally applied to a doctorate, whilst, in others, the reverse is true.

The term dissertation can at times be used to describe a treatise without relation to obtaining an academic degree. The term thesis is also used to refer to the central claim of an essay or similar work.

The word "thesis" comes from the Greek θέσις, meaning "position", and refers to an intellectual proposition. "Dissertation" comes from the Latin dissertātiō, meaning "discourse."

A typical thesis has a title page, an abstract, a table of contents, a body, comprising the various chapters, and a bibliography or (more usually) a references section.

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