excerptible

excerpt

[n. ek-surpt; v. ik-surpt, ek-surpt]
noun
1.
a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film, or the like; extract.
verb (used with object)
2.
to take or select (a passage) from a book, film, or the like; extract.
3.
to take or select passages from (a book, film, or the like); abridge by choosing representative sections.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin excerptus (past participle of excerpere to pick out, pluck out), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -cerp- (combining form of carpere to pluck) + -tus past participle suffix

excerpter, excerptor, noun
excerptible, adjective
excerption, noun
unexcerpted, adjective


1. selection, portion, section, part.
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excerpt
 
n
1.  a part or passage taken from a book, speech, play, etc, and considered on its own; extract
 
vb
2.  (tr) to take (a part or passage) from a book, speech, play, etc
 
[C17: from Latin excerptum, literally: (something) picked out, from excerpere to select, from carpere to pluck]
 
ex'cerptor
 
n
 
ex'cerptible
 
adj
 
ex'cerption
 
n

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Word Origin & History

excerpt
early 15c., from L. excerptus, pp. of excerpere "pluck out, excerpt," from ex- "out" + carpere "pluck, gather," from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest).

excerpt
1630s, from L. excerptum, neut. of pp. of excerpere (see excerpt (v.)). Related: excerpts.
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