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Definition of Digression

Babylon English

deviation from the main point (in writing or speaking)
Digression Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
excessum, digressus, digressio
Digression Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.
  
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digression
\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. 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.
3. (anat.) the elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets. [r.]
digression
n
1. a message that departs from the main subject [syn: aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis]


2. 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" [syn: diversion, deviation, deflection, deflexion]


3. wandering from the main path of a journey [syn: excursion]



Shakespeare Words
transgression DIG-YOU-GOOD-DEN: give you good evening
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a message that departs from the main subject
(synonym) aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis
(hypernym) message, content, subject matter, substance
(derivation) digress, stray, divagate, wander
2. 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"
(synonym) diversion, deviation, deflection, deflexion, divagation
(hypernym) turn, turning
(hyponym) red herring
(derivation) digress, stray, divagate, wander
3. wandering from the main path of a journey
(synonym) excursion
(hypernym) journey, journeying
(derivation) sidetrack, depart, digress, straggle
Digression Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Digression (parekbasis in Greek, egressio, digressio and excursion in Latin) is a section of a composition or speech that is an intentional change of subject. In Classical rhetoric since Corax of Syracuse, especially in Institutio Oratoria of Quintilian, the digression was a regular part of any oration or composition. After setting out the topic of a work and establishing the need for attention to be given, the speaker or author would digress to a seemingly disconnected subject before returning to a development of the composition's theme, a proof of its validity, and a conclusion. A schizothemia is a digression by means of a long reminiscence.

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Digression Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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savarun