Constant or close application or attention particularly to some business or enterprise diligence
- great and constant diligence and interest
- Constant or close application or attention, specially to some company or enterprise; diligence.
- Studied and persevering awareness of an individual; -- frequently into the plural.
early 15c., from Latin assiduatem "continual presence," noun of high quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).
(n.) Constant or close application or interest, specially to some company or enterprise; diligence.
- (n.) Studied and persevering focus on people; -- often in plural.
The sciences of mathematics, astronomy and medicine were also cultivated with assiduity and success at Alexandria, but they can scarcely be said to have their origin there, or in any strict sense to form a part of the peculiarly Alexandrian literature.