plural quaesita
: something sought for : end, objective
our intuition that one of the ideas … is, at last, our quaesitumWilliam James
: the true or actual value of a quantity as distinguished from one determined by empirical procedures (as of measurement) compare error sense 5a

Word History


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

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“Quaesitum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaesitum. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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