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English noun: digression

1. digression (communication) a message that departs from the main subject

Synonymsaside, divagation, excursus, parenthesis

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

2. digression (act) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

SamplesA diversion from the main highway.
A digression into irrelevant details.
A deflection from his goal.

Synonymsdeflection, deflexion, deviation, divagation, diversion

Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

Narrower (hyponym)red herring

3. digression (act) wandering from the main path of a journey


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying

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