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31 March 2011

excursion 1


Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 Oxford University Press:
excursion/ɪkˈskɜːʃn/
noun
  • 1 a short journey, especially one taken for leisure.
  • 2 a deviation from a regular activity or course: the firm's disastrous excursion into the US electrical market.
    technical a movement along a path or through an angle.
– derivatives
excursionist noun.
– origin C16: from L. excursio(n-), from excurrere ‘run out’.

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