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DIGRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does digression mean? 

DIGRESSION (noun)
  The noun DIGRESSION has 3 senses:

1. a message that departs from the main subject
2. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
3. wandering from the main path of a journey

  Familiarity information: DIGRESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGRESSION (noun)


Sense 1digression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message that departs from the main subject

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

digression; divagation; excursus; aside; parenthesis

Hypernyms ("digression" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)


Sense 2digression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

diversion; divagation; digression; deflexion; deviation; deflection

Context examples:

a diversion from the main highway / a digression into irrelevant details / a deflection from his goal

Hypernyms ("digression" is a kind of...):

turn; turning (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "digression"):

red herring (any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue)


Sense 3digression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wandering from the main path of a journey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excursion; digression

Hypernyms ("digression" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)


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