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English noun: divagation

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

Synonymsaside, digression, excursus, parenthesis

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

2. divagation (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, digression, diversion

Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

Narrower (hyponym)red herring

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