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digression (n.)

late 14c., digressioun, "act of deviating from the main subject matter in speaking or writing," from Latin digressionem (nominative digressio) "a going away, departing," noun of action from past participle stem of digredi "to deviate," from dis- "apart, aside" (see dis-) + gradi "to step, go" (from PIE root *ghredh- "to walk, go").

Origin and meaning of digression

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of digression from WordNet

digression (n.)
a message that departs from the main subject;
Synonyms: aside / excursus / divagation / parenthesis
digression (n.)
a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern);
a digression into irrelevant details
Synonyms: diversion / deviation / deflection / deflexion / divagation
digression (n.)
wandering from the main path of a journey;
Synonyms: excursion
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