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|Noun||1.||excerption - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"|
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
chrestomathy - a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, cutting - an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
track, cut - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"