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divagation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divagation  \Di`va*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  divagari  to  wander  about  di- 
  =  dis-  +  vagari  to  stroll  about:  cf  F.  divagation.  See 
  {Vagary}.] 
  A  wandering  about  or  going  astray;  digression. 
 
  Let  us  be  set  down  at  Queen's  Crawley  without  further 
  divagation.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divagation 
  n  :  a  message  that  departs  from  the  main  subject  [syn:  {digression}, 
  {aside},  {excursus},  {parenthesis}] 




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