noun quae·si·tum \kwēˈsītəm\

Definition of quaesitum



  1. 1 :  something sought for :  end, objective our intuition that one of the ideas … is, at last, our quaesitum — William James

  2. 2 :  the true or actual value of a quantity as distinguished from one determined by empirical procedures (as of measurement) — compare error 5a

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Origin and Etymology of quaesitum

Latin, neuter of quaesitus, past participle of quaerere to seek, ask

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