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treatise n : a formal exposition

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/ˈtri:tɪs/, /ˈtri:tɪz/


  1. A formal, usually lengthy, systematic discourse on some subject.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 232d.
      And if someone wants to know how to make objections to actual craftsmen themselves on the subject of art in general or any particular art, there are published treatises available, as you know.


systematic discourse on some subject

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Extensive Definition

A treatise is a formal, lengthy, systematic discourse on some subject.

Noteworthy treatises

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treatise in Danish: Lærebog
treatise in German: Abhandlung
treatise in Modern Greek (1453-): Δοκίμιο
treatise in Dutch: Scriptie
treatise in Esperanto: Lernolibro
treatise in French: Traité
treatise in Japanese: 教科書
treatise in Polish: Traktat (literatura)
treatise in Swedish: Lärobok
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