digression

[ dih-gresh-uhn, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈgrɛʃ ən, daɪ- /

noun

the act of digressing.
a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.

Origin of digression

1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin dīgressiōn- (stem of dīgressiō) a going away, aside, equivalent to dīgress(us) (see digress) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

di·gres·sion·al, di·gres·sion·ar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digression

digression

/ (daɪˈɡrɛʃən) /

noun

an act or instance of digressing from a main subject in speech or writing

Derived Forms

digressional, adjective
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