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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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