PRONUNCIATION: (dis-kwuh-ZISH-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A formal discussion on a subject: discourse or dissertation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin disquirere (to investigate), from dis- (intensive prefix) + quaerere (to seek or ask). Earliest documented use: 1605.

DISQUE "IS IT I" ON - playing the Berlitz "English Made Easy" record discussing the case of the direct object after the verb être

DIS QUISTION - what I want yez ta answer

DICQUISITION - obtaining two of them