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EXCERPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excerpt mean? 

EXCERPT (noun)
  The noun EXCERPT has 1 sense:

1. a passage selected from a larger work

  Familiarity information: EXCERPT used as a noun is very rare.


EXCERPT (verb)
  The verb EXCERPT has 1 sense:

1. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

  Familiarity information: EXCERPT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCERPT (noun)


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Meaning:

A passage selected from a larger work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

excerpt; excerption; extract; selection

Context example:

he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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

passage (a section of text; particularly a section of medium length)

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

chrestomathy (a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language)

analecta; analects (a collection of excerpts from a literary work)

clipping; cutting; newspaper clipping; press clipping; press cutting (an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine)

cut; track (a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc)

citation; quotation; quote (a passage or expression that is quoted or cited)

Instance hyponyms:

Haftarah; Haftorah; Haphtarah; Haphtorah (a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah)


EXCERPT (verb)


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Meaning:

Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

excerpt; extract; take out

Hypernyms (to "excerpt" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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