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ex·cur·sive

 (ĭk-skûr′sĭv)
adj.
Of, given to, characterized by, or having the nature of digression.

ex·cur′sive·ly adv.
ex·cur′sive·ness n.
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excursive

(ɪkˈskɜːsɪv)
adj
1. tending to digress
2. involving detours; rambling
[C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth]
exˈcursively adv
exˈcursiveness n
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ex•cur•sive

(ɪkˈskɜr sɪv)

adj.
1. given to making excursions in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive.
2. of the nature of such excursions; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation.
[1665–75]
ex•cur′sive•ly, adv.
ex•cur′sive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excursive - (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
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excursive

adjective
Marked by or given to digression:
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201) Recursiveness Learners may need to "adopt a recursive & excursiveness approach to what has to be learned, attempting different 'takes' on the conceptual material until the necessary integration and connection...begins to take place." Similarly, learning "as a journey or excursion" in which there will be "deviation and unexpected outcome within the excursion" is to be expected.
It involves imaginative excursiveness, a going-out of oneself and also a letting-into oneself of things that may delight, surprise, shock, challenge, intensely disturb.