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English noun: excerpt

1. excerpt (communication) a passage selected from a larger work


SamplesHe presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings.


Synonymsexcerption, extract, selection


Broader (hypernym)passage


Narrower (hyponym)analecta, analects, chrestomathy, citation, clipping, cut, cutting, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, quotation, quote, track


Instance hyponymHaftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, Haphtorah


English verb: excerpt

1. excerpt (cognition) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy


Synonymsextract, take out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take









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