Meaning of EXCURSION in English

EXCURSION

— excursional, excursionary , adj.

/ik skerr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/ , n.

1. a short trip or outing to some place, usually for a special purpose and with the intention of a prompt return: a pleasure excursion; a scientific excursion.

2. a trip on a train, ship, etc., at a reduced rate: weekend excursions to mountain resorts.

3. the group of persons making such a journey: an excursion of tourists.

4. a deviation or digression: excursions into futile philosophizing.

5. Physics. the displacement of a body or a point from a mean position or neutral value, as in an oscillation.

6. an accidental increase in the power level of a reactor, usually forcing its emergency shutdown.

7. Mach.

a. the range of stroke of any moving part.

b. the stroke itself.

8. Obs. a sally or raid.

v.i.

9. to go on or take an excursion.

adj.

10. of, pertaining to, or intended for use on excursions: an excursion fare; an excursion bus.

[ 1565-75; excursion- (s. of excursio ). See EXCURSUS, -ION ]

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