IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; written language

Dissertation.

[Nouns] dissertation, treatise, essay; thesis, theme; tractate, tractation; discourse, memoir, disquisition, lecture, sermon, homily, pandect; excursus.

commentary, review, critique, criticism, article; leader, leading article; editorial; running commentary.

investigation (inquiry) [more]; study (consideration) [more]; discussion (reasoning) [more]; exposition (explanation) [more].

commentator, critic, essayist, pamphleteer.

[Verbs] dissert upon a subject, descant upon a subject, write upon a subject, touch upon a subject; treat a subject, take up a subject, ventilate a subject, discuss a subject, deal with a subject, go into a subject, canvass a subject, handle a subject, do justice to a subject, dissertate on a subject.

[Adjectives] discursive, discoursive; disquisitionary; expository.

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