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discursive

adjective dis·cur·sive \dis-ˈkər-siv\

: talking or writing about many different things in a way that is not highly organized

Full Definition of DISCURSIVE

1
a :  moving from topic to topic without order :  rambling
b :  proceeding coherently from topic to topic
2
:  marked by analytical reasoning
3
:  of or relating to discourse <discursive practices>
dis·cur·sive·ly adverb
dis·cur·sive·ness noun

Examples of DISCURSIVE

  1. <the speaker's discursive style made it difficult to understand his point>

Origin of DISCURSIVE

Medieval Latin discursivus, from Latin discursus, past participle of discurrere to run about — more at discourse
First Known Use: 1598

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