|English Dictionary: digression||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for digression|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Digression \Di*gres"sion\, n. [L. digressio: cf. F. digression.]|
1. The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main
subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse
deviating from its main design or subject.
The digressions I can not excuse otherwise, than by
the confidence that no man will read them. --Sir W.
2. A turning aside from the right path; transgression;
Then my digression is so vile, so base, That it will
live engraven in my face. --Shak.
3. (Anat.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun;
-- said chiefly of the inferior planets. [R.]