discursion

discursion

[dih-skur-shuhn]
noun
1.
an instance of discursive writing, speech, etc.; a wandering or logically unconnected statement.
2.
the quality or characteristic of ranging from topic to topic; discursiveness; digressiveness.
3.
the process or procedure of rigorous formal analysis or demonstration, as distinguished from immediate or intuitive formulation.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin discursiōn- (stem of discursiō) a running to and fro. See discourse, -ion

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