Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of elucubrating.
  • noun A written work produced by elucubrating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as lucubration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete See lucubration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of elucubrating

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ēlūcubrāre, ēlūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight over : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūcubrāre, to work at night by lamplight; see lucubrate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the past participle of Latin elucubrare ‘compose by lamplight’.

Examples

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  • elucubration; studying or writing by candlelight

    February 23, 2009