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Dictionary Definition

lucubration

Noun

1 a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
2 laborious cogitation

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English

Etymology

From the Latin lucubratio "nighttime study" from lucubrare "work by artificial light" from lucere "to shine" from lux "light"

Pronunciation

Noun

lucubration (pl. lucubrations)
  1. intense and prolonged study or meditation; especially, late at night
  2. The product of such study; often, writings.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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