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Meaning of LUCUBRATION

Pronunciation:  `lookyû'breyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  laborious cogitation
  2. [n]  a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
 

LUCUBRATION is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: cogitation, literary composition, literary work, study

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lu`cu*bra"tion\, n. [l. lucubratio;cf. F.
lucubration.]
1. The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight;
   nocturnal study; meditation.

         After long lucubration I have hit upon such an
         expedient.                            --Goldsmith.

2. That which is composed by night; that which is produced by
   meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary
   composition.

         Thy lucubrations have been perused by several of our
         friends.                              --Tatler.

 
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