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English Dictionary: assiduity by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
assiduity
n
  1. great and constant diligence and attention [syn: assiduity, assiduousness, concentration]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Assiduity \As`si*du"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Assiduities}. [L.
      assiduitas: cf. F. assiduite. See {Assiduous}.]
      1. Constant or close application or attention, particularly
            to some business or enterprise; diligence.
  
                     I have, with much pains and assiduity, qualified
                     myself for a nomenclator.                  --Addison.
  
      2. Studied and persevering attention to a person; -- usually
            in the plural.
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