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excerpt (v.)

"to take or cull out" a passage in a written or printed work, "select, cite, extract," early 15c. (implied in excerpte), from Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere "pluck out, pick out, extract," figuratively "choose, select, gather," also "to leave out, omit," from ex "out" (see ex-) + carpere "pluck, gather," from PIE root *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest." Related: Excerpted; excerpting.

excerpt (n.)

"an extract from a written or printed work," 1630s, from Latin excerptum "an extract, selection," noun use of neuter past participle of excerpere "to extract" (see excerpt (v.)). Related: excerpts.

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Definitions of excerpt from WordNet
1
excerpt (v.)
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy;
Synonyms: extract / take out
2
excerpt (n.)
a passage selected from a larger work;
he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
Synonyms: excerption / extract / selection
From wordnet.princeton.edu