from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
- n. A digression.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fuller treatment (in a separate section) of a particular part of the text of a book, especially a classic.
- n. A narrative digression, especially to discuss a particular issue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and containing a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A digression; an excursion.
- n. A dissertation inserted in a work, as an edition of a classic, to elucidate some obscure or important point of the text.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a message that departs from the main subject
I might come home with a new gadget that you don't have and you'll decide its time to "excursus" your right to take my money.
Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the Justices are sensitive to claims for protection for the ...
Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the
"excursus" on Sordello's presumed effort to strike out a new form and method in poetic language.
Benedicti "but Mabillon added so much to it in the way of prefaces, notes, and" excursus "that it is justly accounted as his work.
For reasons that I cannot now recall, that excursus needed to be excised from the chapter about deceit in my last book, A Brief History of the Smile.
I could do a brief excursus on Lochner as well, but something tells me Torquemada here would sniff at that as well, intimating his sniff suffices for probative analysis.
In an excursus which must have given the reporters migraines, he started talking about the enlightenment concept of reason.
C.S. Lewis concludes an excursus on love of country with this utilitarian observation:
He also has a separate excursus on Josephus' material on pp.56-62.