quaesitum

noun quae·si·tum \ kwēˈsītəm \

Definition of quaesitum

plural quaesita \-tə\
1 :something sought for :end, objective
  • our intuition that one of the ideas … is, at last, our quaesitum
  • —William James
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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