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
References in periodicals archive ?
Enliven or horrify some midnight lucubration or dream .
If seeing beauty were a matter of cognizing a many-splendored web of proportions by means of discursive reason, then we would have no means of accounting for our familiar experience of encountering beauty instantly, intuitively, as if before the intellect could begin its grinding lucubration.
But his approach prevents his spending much effort on characterizing Nietzsche, and affords plenty of space for his lively and very friendly theological lucubration.
Even his pockets held remnants of his profound lucubration.