Lu`cu*bra"tion (?), n. [l. lucubratio;cf. F. lucubration.]


The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.

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


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.


© Webster 1913.

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