[ dih-skur-shuh n ]
/ dɪˈskɜr ʃən /


an instance of discursive writing, speech, etc.; a wandering or logically unconnected statement.
the quality or characteristic of ranging from topic to topic; discursiveness; digressiveness.
the process or procedure of rigorous formal analysis or demonstration, as distinguished from immediate or intuitive formulation.

Nearby words

  1. discrimination learning,
  2. discriminative,
  3. discriminator,
  4. discriminatory,
  5. discrown,
  6. discursive,
  7. discus,
  8. discuss,
  9. discussant,
  10. discussion

Origin of discursion

1525–35; < Late Latin discursiōn- (stem of discursiō) a running to and fro. See discourse, -ion

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Examples from the Web for discursion

  • I make this discursion because, for a period, the paths of the two composers were parallel.

  • Discursion is an act of reflection, and though there is always less there can never be more in reflection than in intuition.