lucubration


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lu·cu·bra·tion

 (lo͞o′kyo͝o-brā′shən)
n.
1. Laborious study or thought.
2. often lucubrations Writing produced by laborious effort or study, especially when viewed as pedantic.

lucubration

(ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən)
n
1. laborious study, esp at night
2. (often plural) a solemn literary work

lu•cu•bra•tion

(ˌlu kyʊˈbreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night.
2. the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation.
3. Often, lucubrations. any literary effort, esp. of a pretentious or solemn nature.
[1585–95; < Latin]

lucubration

1. laborious work or study, especially when done late at night.
2. the work, as a book or treatise, produced or apparently produced this way. — lucubrator, n.
See also: Work
1. the practice of reading, writing, or studying at night, especially by artificial light; “burning the midnight oil.”
2. the art or practice of writing learnedly. — lucubrator, n. — lucubrate, v.
See also: Learning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lucubration - a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
2.lucubration - laborious cogitation
cogitation, study - attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"

lucubration

noun
A careful considering of a matter:
Translations

lucubration

[ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən] Nlucubración f

lucubration

n (form)geistige Arbeit
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