Definition of Excerption

1. Noun. A passage selected from a larger work. "He presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

Exact synonyms: Excerpt, Extract, Selection
Generic synonyms: Passage
Specialized synonyms: Chrestomathy, Analecta, Analects, Clipping, Cutting, Newspaper Clipping, Press Clipping, Press Cutting, Cut, Track, Citation, Quotation, Quote
Specialized synonyms: Haftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, Haphtorah
Derivative terms: Excerpt, Extract



Definition of Excerption

1. n. The act of excerpting or selecting.

Definition of Excerption

1. Noun. The act of excerpting or selecting. ¹

2. Noun. That which is selected or gleaned; an extract. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excerption

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Excerption

excercise
excerebration
excerebrations
excern
excernent
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excerped
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excerps
excerpt
excerpta
excerpted
excerpter
excerpters
excerpting
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excerptions
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excerptors
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excess annual growth
excess lactate
excess return
excessed
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excessing
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excessive number

Literary usage of Excerption

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Tea-table Talk, Ennobled Actresses, and Other Miscellanies by Mathews (Anne Jackson) (1857)
"W. and Co.," in announcing " An extraordinary excerption of foreign articles, consisting of a beautiful compilation of rich silks, gold watches, umbrellas, ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. citation, selection, excerpt, extract, excerption (rare); spec. cutting, clipping, analect, tag, text, epigraph; see COMMONPLACE. i. ..."

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