Discursive meaning

dĭ-skûrsĭv
Proceeding to a conclusion through reason rather than intuition.
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Wandering from one topic to another; skimming over many apparently unconnected subjects; rambling; desultory; digressive.
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The definition of discursive refers to writing or discussions that ramble from subject to subject, or to stories that have a lot of embellishment and detail.

An example of discursive is an essay by a fourth grader that doesn't have good transitions.

An example of discursive is a novel with an excessive amount of character and scenic development.

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(of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
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Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition.
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Covering a wide field of subjects; rambling.
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(philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
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Origin of discursive

  • Medieval Latin discursīvus from Latin discursus running about discourse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French discursif

    From Wiktionary