Digression

Definition of Digression

Di`gres´sion
n.1.The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.
The digressions I can not excuse otherwise, than by the confidence that no man will read them.
- Sir W. Temple.
2.A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.
Then my digression is so vile, so base,
That it will live engraven in my face.
- Shak.
3.(Anat.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; - said chiefly of the inferior planets.

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