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[loo-kyoo-brey-shuh n] /ˌlu kyʊˈbreɪ ʃən/

laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night.
the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation.
Often, lucubrations. any literary effort, especially of a pretentious or solemn nature.
laborious study, esp at night
(often pl) a solemn literary work

1590s, “literary work showing signs of too-careful elaboration,” from Latin lucubrationem (nominative lucubratio) “nocturnal study, night work,” noun of action from past participle stem of lucubrare, literally “to work by artificial light,” from stem of lucere “to shine” (see light (n.)).


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