noun dis·cur·sion \də̇ˈskərzhən sometimes -rsh-\

Definition of discursion



  1. 1 :  discursive reasoning

  2. 2 :  a turning away from the main subject :  roving, roaming, digression each chapter returns there after a discursion into Asia, Africa or America — Gerald Sykes

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Origin and Etymology of discursion

Middle French (also, act of running about), from Late Latin discursion-, discursio act of running about, motion, course, from Latin discursus (past participle of discurrere to run about) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at discourse

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a brief usually trivial fact

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