spectation

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spectatio.

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Noun[edit]

spectation (uncountable)

  1. (archaic, rare) Regard; aspect; appearance.
    This simple spectation of the lungs is differenced from that which concomitates a pleurisy. — Harvey.
  2. (rare) The act of watching something; observation.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 34:
      the medical attaché is permitted to ease effortlessly from unwound spectation into a fully relaxed night's sleep, still right there in the recumbent recliner [...].

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