noun Etymology: Latin excursion-, excursio, from excurrere Date: circa 1587 1. a. a going out or forth ; expedition b. (1) a usually brief pleasure trip (2) a trip at special reduced rates 2. deviation from a direct, definite, or proper course; especially digression <
needless excursions into abstruse theory
3. a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis; also the distance traversed ; amplitude <
the excursion of a piston

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  • Excursión — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Una excursión es un recorrido o travesía, generalmente a pie, que tiene uno o más fines, que pueden ser: científicos, culturales, deportivos, educativos, militares, recreativos o turísticos. A la actividad de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Excursion — Ex*cur sion [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See {Excurrent}.] 1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally. [1913 Webster] Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. Milton. [1913 Webster] They would make excursions and waste the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excursion — [eks kʉr′zhən, eks kʉr′shən; iks kʉr′zhən, ikskʉr′shən] n. [L excursio, a running out or forth < excursus, pp. of excurrere: see EXCURRENT] 1. Obs. a military sortie; raid 2. a short trip taken with the intention of returning to the point of… …   English World dictionary

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