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Meaning of EXCURSUS

Pronunciation:  ek'skursus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a message that departs from the main subject
 

EXCURSUS is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: aside, digression, divagation, parenthesis
 
 See Also: content, message, subject matter, substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cur"sus\, n. [L., fr. excurrere, excursum. See
{Excurrent}.]
A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and
containing a more extended exposition of some important point
or topic.

 

 

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