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excursus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excursus  \Ex*cur"sus\,  n.  [L.,  fr  excurrere  excursum.  See 
  {Excurrent}.] 
  A  dissertation  or  digression  appended  to  a  work  and 
  containing  a  more  extended  exposition  of  some  important  point 
  or  topic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excursus 
  n  :  a  message  that  departs  from  the  main  subject  [syn:  {digression}, 
  {aside},  {divagation},  {parenthesis}] 




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