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discursion

[dih-skur-shuh n] /dɪˈskɜr ʃən/
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 of discursion
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin discursiōn- (stem of discursiō) a running to and fro. See discourse, -ion
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  • I make this discursion because, for a period, the paths of the two composers were parallel.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • discursion is an act of reflection, and though there is always less there can never be more in reflection than in intuition.

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