excursion

Definitions:

  • A usually short journey made for pleasure; an outing.
  • A roundtrip in a passenger vehicle at a special low fare.
  • A group taking a short pleasure trip together.
  • A diversion or deviation from a main topic; a digression.
  • None
  • A movement from and back to a mean position or axis in an oscillating or alternating motion.
  • The distance traversed in such a movement.
  • To make an excursion.
  • The act of running out or forth; hence, deviation from a fixed or usual course; a passing or advancing beyond fixed or usual limits.
  • Digression; deviation; a wandering from a subject or main design; an excursus.
  • A journey; specifically, a short journey, jaunt, or trip to some point for a special purpose, with the intention of speedy return: as, a pleasure <em>excursion</em>; a scientific <em>excursion.</em>
  • A company traveling together for a special purpose; a joint expedition, especially a holiday expedition.
  • In <em>physics</em>, a movement of a moving or vibrating body from a mean position: as, the <em>excursion</em> of a planet from the ecliptic, of a satellite from the apparent position of its primary, or of the prong of a tuning-fork.
  • In <em>machinery</em>, the range of stroke of any moving part; the travel: as, the <em>excursion</em> of a pistonrod.
  • <strong>7</strong>. A projecting addition to a building.
  • A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
  • A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour.
  • A wandering from a subject; digression.
  • Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
  • A brief recreational <xref>trip</xref>; a journey out of the usual way.
  • wandering from the main path of a journey
  • a journey taken for pleasure
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