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Quaesitum

[KWAI-sai-təm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

That which is sought; the answer to a problem.

Examples of Quaesitum in a sentence

"The quaesitum to your problem might come to you after some quiet reflection."

"No matter how confounding the case, Sherlock Holmes always finds the quaesitum."

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About Quaesitum

This noun originates from the Latin word "quaesītum," or "to seek." When searching for a quaesitum to a particular conundrum, you may have to seek out clues to help you come to the right conclusion.

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People love reading about characters discovering a quaesitum; the world's best-selling author of all time, Agatha Christie, is well-known for her "whodunit" mystery novels.

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