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Digression

Digression Meaning & Definition
Digression Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Digression?

[n] wandering from the main path of a journey
[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"
[n] a message that departs from the main subject

Synonyms | Synonyms for Digression: aside | deflection | deflexion | deviation | divagation | divagation | diversion | excursion | excursus | parenthesis

Related Terms | Find terms related to Digression: aberrancy | aberration | ambages | apostrophe | aside | bend | bias | branching off | bypass | bypath | byway | circling | circuit | circuition | circuitousness | circuitry | circularity | circulation | circumambience | circumambiency | circumambulation | circumbendibus | circumflexion | circumlocution | circummigration | circumnavigation | corner | crook | crosswiseness | curve | declination | deflection | deflexure | departure | detour | deviance | deviancy | deviating | deviation | deviousness | diagonality | digressing | discursion | divagation | divarication | divergence | diversion | dogleg | double | drift | drifting | episode | errantry | excurse | excursion | excursus | exorbitation | gyre | gyring | hairpin | incident | indirection | indirectness | meandering | nonconformity | obiter dictum | obliqueness | obliquity | orbit | orbiting | parenthesis | pererration | rambling | roundabout | roundabout way | roundaboutness | rounding | sheer | shift | shifting | shifting course | shifting path | side path | side road | sidetrack | skew | skewness | slant | spiral | spiraling | squint | straying | sweep | swerve | swerving | swinging | tack | transverseness | turn | turning | twist | vagary | variation | veer | wandering | warp | wheeling | yaw | zigzag

See Also | content | journey | journeying | message | red herring | subject matter | substance | turn | turning

Digression In Webster's 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. Temple. 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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