- 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.
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin digressio
- digressional adjective
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- The act of digressing.
- An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
- di·gresˈsion·al adjective