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digression

di·gres·sion

digression

 
pronunciation:
daI gre shn [or] dih gre shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or result of straying from the main topic.
Because of several digressions during the meeting, there was not enough time to come to a conclusion on the main issue.
similar words:
excursion
derivation: digressional (adj.)
Word Parts
The word digression contains the following part:
gress Latin root that means to walk, go