Origin of discursive
Examples from the Web for discursive
Otherwise it would become so discursive that one could not possibly follow it.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
He was interesting and inconclusive, and the original papers to which he referred her discursive were at best only suggestive.Ann Veronica|H. G. Wells
The truth of things—God—everywhere eludes our sense and our reason, our discursive intelligence.Giordano Bruno|James Lewis McIntyre
If then discursive reason develop the image of Socrates, then it divides what imagination has furnished.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
With one such illustration we conclude this discursive fragment.
Word Origin for discursive
1590s, from Middle French discursif, from Medieval Latin discursivus, from Latin discursus "a running about" (see discourse). Related: Discursively.