divagation


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di·va·gate

 (dī′və-gāt′, dĭv′ə-)
intr.v. di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing, di·va·gates
1. To wander or drift about.
2. To ramble; digress.

[Late Latin dīvagārī, dīvagāt- : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vagārī, to wander (from vagus, wandering).]

di′va·ga′tion n.

divagation

the act of digressing; wandering off the subject.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divagation - a message that departs from the main subjectdivagation - a message that departs from the main subject
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
2.divagation - 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

divagation

noun
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Let us be set down at Queen's Crawley without further divagation, and see how Miss Rebecca Sharp speeds there.
Il a invite les populations a la mobilisation pour rendre la ville propre tout en proscrivant la divagation des animaux, notamment les bAufs, porcs, ovins, caprins, anes (...).
Wandering the labyrinth of the admiral's mental processes, he would stray into areas of divagation where wiles seemed to double back on themselves in self-defeating loops, a Byzantine legerdemain which brought to light nothing, nothing at all, save the suspicion that Canaris practised, like conjuring, a specious magic.
(9) Unsurprisingly, it can be difficult to identify a structure or organizing principle beneath so much divagation. Faced with the narrative equivalent of an unbridled and overwhelming natural space, the reader's reaction to Montalbetti's novel is much the same as it would be to a boundless expanse of physical space.
Bega River springs from Poiana Ruscaa Mountains, under Pades Peak (1359 m), from an altitude of 1150 m, discharging into Tisa River, near Titel locality, found on the current territory of Serbia where it collects its tributaries from Poiana Ruscaa Mountains, Lipova Piedmont, the pied mountainous, and divagation field of Banat that are summing up a length of 176 km and a surface of 2675 [km.sup.2] on the territory of Romania (almost 1.12% from the total surface) [10].
Everything turned quiet, and after a sweeping exordium, and as a calculated divagation, the author went through the human knowledges; but clad in such seduction, but irradiating such novelty, but bedizened in such logical language, so uplifted with vivid color, that we treaded from surprise to surprise, as if we were in an excursion to the infinite through paths seeded with flowers ...
If this departure from his traditional subjects is a hint of a new direction, or a mere momentary divagation, remains to be seen.
the Alexandrine requires, but to an extensive divagation of nineteen
A dreamy divagation is what Bishop said, which in theory explains all
If we can discern a militaristic logic in the relation between The Knight of Snowdoun and the equestrian Blue Beard, the brief divagation to Astley's reminds us of the importance of not only feminine vulnerability but also spatial displacement to this patriotic fantasy.
Former Al-Azhar University President Ahmed Omar Hashim told Daily News Egypt on Monday "atheism is divagation from realities.
Mais les troupeaux de b ufs en divagation en saison seche y trouvent un ilot de verdure a brouter apres les feux de vegetation tout autour du jardin.