Pronunciation: (di-skûr'shun), [key]
1. an instance of discursive writing, speech, etc.; a wandering or logically unconnected statement.
2. the quality or characteristic of ranging from topic to topic; discursiveness; digressiveness.
3. the process or procedure of rigorous formal analysis or demonstration, as distinguished from immediate or intuitive formulation.
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