quae·​si·​tum | \ kwēˈsītəm \
plural quaesita\ -​tə \

Definition of quaesitum

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 sense 5a

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History and Etymology for quaesitum

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

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“Quaesitum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaesitum. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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