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excursion

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noun ex·cur·sion \ik-ˈskər-zhən\

Simple Definition of excursion

  • : a short trip especially for pleasure

Full Definition of excursion

  1. 1 a :  a going out or forth :  expedition b (1) :  a usually brief pleasure trip (2) :  a trip at special reduced rates

  2. 2 :  deviation from a direct, definite, or proper course; especially :  digression <needless excursions into abstruse theory>

  3. 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


EXCURSION Defined for Kids

excursion

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noun ex·cur·sion \ik-ˈskər-zhən\

Definition of excursion

  1. 1 :  a brief trip for pleasure

  2. 2 :  a trip at special reduced rates




Medical Dictionary

excursion

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noun ex·cur·sion \ik-ˈskər-zhən\

Medical Definition of excursion

  1. 1a:  a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis <excursion of the femur>b:  the distance traversed

  2. 2:  one complete movement of expansion and contraction of the lungs and their membranes (as in breathing)





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