discursion

noun

dis·​cur·​sion
də̇ˈskərzhən sometimes -rsh-
plural -s
1
: discursive reasoning
2
: a turning away from the main subject : roving, roaming, digression
each chapter returns there after a discursion into Asia, Africa or AmericaGerald Sykes

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Discursion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discursion. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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