Definition of opuscule in English:


Syllabification: o·pus·cule
Pronunciation: /ōˈpəskyo͞ol
(also opusculum /ōˈpəskyələm/)

noun (plural opuscules or opuscula /-kyələ/)

  • A small or minor literary or musical work.
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    • Thomas wrote an opusculum dedicated to the question: what did Aristotle actually teach?
    • Dietrich's De Ente Et Essentia which bears the same title as Thomas Aquinas' opuscule is indeed a work that gives much evidence of having been prepared as a kind of rebuttal to certain doctrines of Aquinas.
    • Some notable instances are given in Professor Sir Rupert Cross's admirable opuscule, Statutory Interpretation.


mid 17th century: from French, from Latin opusculum, diminutive of opus 'work'.

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