discursive ADJECTIVE 1) digressing from subject to subject. 2) relating to discourse or modes of discourse.
DERIVATIVES discursively adverb discursiveness noun.
ORIGIN Latin discursivus, from discurrere (see DISCOURSE(Cf. ↑discourse)).

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  • Discursively — Discursive Dis*cur sive, a. [Cf. F. discursif. See {Discourse}, and cf. {Discoursive}.] 1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory. Discursive notices. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] The power he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discursively — adverb see discursive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • discursively — See discursive. * * * …   Universalium

  • discursively — adverb In a discursive manner …   Wiktionary

  • discursively — adv. alternately, intermittently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discursively — dis·cur·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • discursively — adverb in a rambling manner • Syn: ↑ramblingly • Derived from adjective: ↑discursive …   Useful english dictionary

  • discursive — discursively, adv. discursiveness, n. /di skerr siv/, adj. 1. passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling. 2. proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition. [1590 1600; < ML discursivus. See DISCOURSE, IVE] Syn …   Universalium

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