essay

  1. an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  2. a tentative attempt

Essay

Essays are generally scholarly pieces of writing written from an author`s personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet and a short story. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollect....
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Essay

• (n.) To test the value and purity of (metals); to assay. See Assay. • (n.) An assay. See Assay, n. • (n.) A composition treating of any particular subject; -- usually shorter and less methodical than a formal, finished treatise; as, an essay on the life and writings of Homer; an essay on fossils, or on commerce. • (n.) To exer...
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essay

noun a tentative attempt
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Essay

[numismatics] A numismatic essay is a coin prototype proposed for general sale or circulation. ...
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Essay

[philately] In philately, an essay is a design for a proposed stamp submitted to the postal authorities for consideration but not used, or used after alterations have been made. By contrast, a proof is a trial printing of an accepted stamp. Both essays and proofs are rare, as usually just a few are produced. Although intended for internal u...
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Essay

Es'say noun ; plural Essays . [ French essai , from Latin exagium a weighing, weight, balance; ex out + agere to drive, do; confer examen , exagmen , a means of weighing, a weighing, the tongue of a balance, exigere to drive out, examin...
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Essay

Es·say' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Essayed ; present participle & verbal noun Essaying .] [ French essayer . See Essay , noun ] 1. To exert one's power or faculties upon;...
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essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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essay

an analytic, interpretative, or critical literary composition usually much shorter and less systematic and formal than a dissertation or thesis and ... [12 related articles]
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essay

essay 1. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author. 2. Something resembling such a composition; such as, a photojournalistic essay. 3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing: an essay of a students' capabilities. 4. An initial attempt or endeavor, especially a tentative att...
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Essay

Essay is a literary term which was originally applied to a draft or rough copy, and hence, by the modesty of the author, to an unpretentious but complete composition. It is now used to mean a prose composition of moderate length, limited to a single subject.
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essay

essay, relatively short literary composition in prose, in which a writer discusses a topic, usually restricted in scope, or tries to persuade the reader to accept a particular point of view. Although such classical authors as Theophrastus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Plutarch wrote essays, the term...
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essay

Non-fictional form of text: it shows the writer´s own opinion on a particular topic. Most essays follow the patterns of argumentative or expository text form.
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essay

Origin: F. Essai, fr. L. Exagium a weighing, weight, balance; ex out + agere to drive, do; cf. Examen, exagmen, a means of weighing, a weighing, the tongue of a balance, exigere to drive out, examine, weigh, Gr. 'exagion a weight, 'exagiazein to examine, 'exagein to drive out, export. See Agent, and cf. Exact, Examine, Assay. ... 1. An effort made,...
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essay

Short piece of non-fiction writing, often dealing with a particular subject from a personal point of view. The essay became a recognized form with the publication of Essais (1580) by French writer...
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essay

Short piece of non-fiction writing, often dealing with a particular subject from a personal point of view. The essay became a recognized form with the publication of Essais (1580) by French writer Montaigne and Essays (1597) by English politician, philosopher, and writer Francis Bacon. Today the essay is a ...
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essay

to try; attempt.
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essay

[n] - an analytic or interpretive literary composition 2. [n] - a tentative attempt
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