excursus

Definitions:

  • A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
  • A digression.
  • A digression; an excursion.
  • A dissertation inserted in a work, as an edition of a classic, to elucidate some obscure or important point of the text.
  • A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and containing a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
  • A fuller treatment (in a separate section) of a particular part of the text of a book, especially a <xref>classic</xref>.
  • A narrative <xref>digression</xref>, especially to discuss a particular issue.
  • a message that departs from the main subject
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