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English noun: excerption

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

SamplesHe presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings.

Synonymsexcerpt, 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

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