excursion

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ex·cur·sion

noun \ik-ˈskər-zhən\

: a short trip especially for pleasure

Full Definition of EXCURSION

1
a :  a going out or forth :  expedition
b (1) :  a usually brief pleasure trip
(2) :  a trip at special reduced rates
2
:  deviation from a direct, definite, or proper course; especially :  digression <needless excursions into abstruse theory>
3
:  a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis; also :  the distance traversed :  amplitude <the excursion of a piston>

Examples of EXCURSION

  1. They went on a brief excursion to the coast.
  2. <our weekend excursions have encompassed virtually all parts of our home state>

Origin of EXCURSION

Latin excursion-, excursio, from excurrere
First Known Use: circa 1587

ex·cur·sion

noun \ik-ˈskər-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXCURSION

1
a : a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis <excursion of the femur> b : the distance traversed
2
: one complete movement of expansion and contraction of the lungs and their membranes (as in breathing)

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