from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of elucubrating.
- n. A written work produced by elucubrating.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of elucubrating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See lucubration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lucubration.
Latin ēlūcubrāre, ēlūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight over : ē-, ex-, ex- + lūcubrāre, to work at night by lamplight; see lucubrate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the past participle of Latin elucubrare ‘compose by lamplight’. (Wiktionary)
The result was a long dramatic elucubration, which reminds us involuntarily of certain of Mlle. Smith's subliminal productions.