- The definition of a digression is a spoken or written piece that moves away from the main topic.
An example of a digression is starting to tell a story about photography when the main topic is photosynthesis.
an act or instance of digressing; a wandering from the main subject in talking or writing
Origin of digressionMiddle English ; from Classical Latin digressio
- The act of digressing.
- An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.