There are a couple ways to ask this question. I'll provide some examples.

"For more on this topic, go to __."

"For a more extensive treatment, cf __."

What I want to express is the idea: "For something which just has straight up more words on this particular topic, so that there is a higher chance that one of the ideas present there is memorable, or just so that you can have a longer experience reading something on this topic" using something like:

"For a longer __ on the subject, please go here."

But which also carries roughly the same meaning when used alone and without context. (This is a strange requirement, I know). Thus, words like 'discussion,' or 'treatment' itself don't work for me.

Any suggestions?

  • 1
    Surely the purpose of an 'elaboration' or 'expanded or extended treatment' is more than just to give someone a "longer reading experience."
    – user298431
    May 23 '18 at 19:35

I'm going to answer based on the assumption that the example sentences are not exact and that a drop-in word can be prefaced by an article or pronoun. (It may even be the case that you don't necessarily intend the word to be dropped into the underlined parts following go to and cf in the first two examples, but to replace their earlier phrases.)

I'm also going to assume that you're looking for a single word (a noun) that does not require an adjective. So, the single word itself implies a long or detailed discussion—even when used without anything else. (Therefore, treatment wouldn't work because it would require more extensive in front of it.)

Lastly, I'm going to assume that you want a word that can not only imply something more than what has gone before, but can imply something detailed in its own right even if a "shorter" version has not been given that it would be relative to.


A long or elaborate essay or discussion on a particular subject.

"Nothing can kill a radio show quicker than a disquisition on intertextual analysis."

"We find textbooks, readers, grammars; learned articles on scientific subjects; disquisitions on culture and public policy; even an ambitious early novel-all still virtually unknown today."

"He has produced a book chock-full of affecting vignettes, and that rarest of treats - an informed disquisition about public policy wrapped up in a fascinating narrative."

"Enthusiastically, I launched into a disquisition on how useful they were for marking out trails when hiking… until I realised that I was getting a very funny look."

  • This is precisely what I was looking for. May 24 '18 at 16:48

comprehensive TFD

  1. So large in scope or content as to include much: a comprehensive history of the revolution.
  2. Marked by or showing extensive understanding; synonyms: exhaustive, encyclopedic

As in:

"For a comprehensive read on the subject, please go here."

  • This doesn’t seem to fit the example sentences May 23 '18 at 21:02

"For a longer treatise on the subject, please go here."


treatise is a formal and systematic written discourse on some subject, generally longer and treating it in greater depth than an essay, and more concerned with investigating or exposing the principles of the subject.



countable noun

A treatise is a long, formal piece of writing about a particular subject.

...Locke's Treatise on Civil Government.

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  Also, exposition.

"For a longer exposition on the subject, please go here."



1countable noun

An exposition of an idea or theory is a detailed explanation or account of it.


A long exposition of the new republican ideas would be tiresome.

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