Definition for DI-GRES'SION

DI-GRES'SION, n. [L. digressio.]

  1. The act of digressing; a departure from the main subject under consideration; an excursion of speech or writing.
  2. The part or passage of a discourse, argument or narration, which deviates from the main subject, tenor or design, but which may have some relation to it, or be of use to it.
  3. Deviation from a regular course; as, the digression of the sun is not equal. [Little used.] – Brown.

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