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 for disquisition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           For accurate research or grave disquisition he was not
           well qualified.                          --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disquisition
      n 1: an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

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