Meaning of EXCURSION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈskər-zhən ]


Etymology: Latin excursion-, excursio, from excurrere

Date: circa 1587


a. : a going out or forth : expedition


(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 excursion s 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.