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Pronunciation:  di'greshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wandering from the main path of a journey
  2. [n]  a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
  3. [n]  a message that departs from the main subject

DIGRESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: aside, deflection, deflexion, deviation, divagation, divagation, diversion, excursion, excursus, parenthesis
 See Also: content, journey, journeying, message, red herring, subject matter, substance, turn, turning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*gres"sion\, n. [L. digressio: cf. F. digression.]
1. The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main
   subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse
   deviating from its main design or subject.

         The digressions I can not excuse otherwise, than by
         the confidence that no man will read them. --Sir W.

2. A turning aside from the right path; transgression;
   offense. [R.]

         Then my digression is so vile, so base, That it will
         live engraven in my face.             --Shak.

3. (Anat.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun;
   -- said chiefly of the inferior planets. [R.]

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