Discursion
Discursion Dis*cur"sion, n. [LL. discursio a running different ways. See {Discourse}.] The act of discoursing or reasoning; range, as from thought to thought. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • discursion — n. discussion that covers different topics; tendency to ramble from one topic to another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discursion — dis·cur·sion …   English syllables

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