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di·gres·sion

 (dī-grĕsh′ən, dĭ-)
n.
1. The act of digressing.
2. An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.

di·gres′sion·al adj.

digression

(daɪˈɡrɛʃən)
n
an act or instance of digressing from a main subject in speech or writing
diˈgressional adj

di•gres•sion

(dɪˈgrɛʃ ən, daɪ-)

n.
1. the act of digressing.
2. a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.
[1325–75; < Anglo-French < Latin]
di•gres′sion•al, di•gres′sion•ar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digression - a message that departs from the main subjectdigression - a message that departs from the main subject
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
2.digression - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
3.digression - wandering from the main path of a journeydigression - wandering from the main path of a journey
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another

digression

digression

noun
Translations
إنْحِراف عن الموضوع، إسْتِطْراد
odbočkaodbočení
sidebemærkning
poikkeamapoikkeaminensyrjähyppy
elkalandozás
útúrdúr
konudan ayrılma

digression

[daɪˈgreʃən] Ndigresión f

digression

[daɪˈgrɛʃən] ndigression f

digression

nAbschweifung f, → Exkurs m; this by way of a digressionaber das nur nebenbei

digression

[daɪˈgrɛʃn] ndigressione f

digress

(daiˈgres) verb
to wander from the point, or from the main subject in speaking or writing.
diˈgression (-ʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
But, to return from this digression, care ought to be taken that the bodies of the children may be such as will answer the expectations of the legislator; this also will be affected by the same means.
To return from this digression. When I had crept within four yards of the throne, I raised myself gently upon my knees, and then striking my forehead seven times against the ground, I pronounced the following words, as they had been taught me the night before, INCKPLING GLOFFTHROBB SQUUT SERUMMBLHIOP MLASHNALT ZWIN TNODBALKUFFH SLHIOPHAD GURDLUBH ASHT.
I suppose it was a very pretty example of the triumph of spirit over matter, and so my digression has at least the advantage of a moral.
Forgive, I pray you, this inconsequent digression by what was once a woman.
The gallant behaviour of Jones, and the more dreadful consequence of that behaviour to the young lady; with a short digression in favour of the female sex.
After this long digression we have now arrived once more at the point where Pudd'nhead Wilson, while waiting for the arrival of the twins on that same Friday evening, sat puzzling over the strange apparition of that morning--a girl in young Tom Driscoll's bedroom; fretting, and guessing, and puzzling over it, and wondering who the shameless creature might be.
To return from this digression. As the travellers were now in a country abounding with buffalo, they remained for several days encamped upon the banks of Big River, to obtain a supply of provisions, and to give the invalids time to recruit.
And one thing more, before I end this digression. Have you ever dreamed that you dreamed?
In saying this I have been running into a digression; but the point which I desire to note is that in all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
Let us continue with a moral digression. To see a family reading the Sunday paper gratifies.
Darya Alexandrovna noticed that at this point in his explanation he grew confused, and she did not quite understand this digression, but she felt that having once begun to speak of matters near his heart, of which he could not speak to Anna, he was now making a clean breast of everything, and that the question of his pursuits in the country fell into the same category of matters near his heart, as the question of his relations with Anna.
And while on this digression, let me repeat the question I have repeated to myself ten thousand times.