Excursion definition

ĭk-skûrzhən
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A group taking a short pleasure trip together.
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A usually short journey made for pleasure; an outing.
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A diversion or deviation from a main topic; a digression.
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A roundtrip in a passenger vehicle at a special low fare.
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A short trip taken with the intention of returning to the point of departure; short journey, as for pleasure; jaunt.
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A round trip (on a train, bus, ship, etc.) at reduced rates, usually with limits set on the dates of departure and return.
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(obs.) A military sortie; raid.
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A group taking such a trip.
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Of or for an excursion.

Excursion rates.

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A deviation or digression.
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The definition of an excursion is a short outing or trip, generally with a specific purpose.

An example of excursion is a safari tour at the zoo.

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A movement from and back to a mean position or axis in an oscillating or alternating motion.
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The distance traversed in such a movement.
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(med.) The extent of movement from a central position, as of the eyes from a midmost location or of the chest during respiration.
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A single movement outward from the mean position in an oscillating or alternating motion.
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The distance involved in such a movement.
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A sudden, very rapid rise in the neutron flux and power of a nuclear reactor.
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A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way.

While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
excursion
Plural:
excursions

Origin of excursion

  • Latin excursiō excursiōn- from excursus past participle of excurrere to run out ex- ex- currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin excursio (“a running out, an inroad, invasion, a setting out, beginning of a speech”), from excurrere (“to run out”), from ex (“out”) + currere (“to run”).

    From Wiktionary