discursion

n. discussion that covers different topics; tendency to ramble from one topic to another

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • discursion — /di skerr sheuhn/, n. 1. an instance of discursive writing, speech, etc.; a wandering or logically unconnected statement. 2. the quality or characteristic of ranging from topic to topic; discursiveness; digressiveness. 3. the process or procedure …   Universalium

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  • discursion — dis·cur·sion …   English syllables

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