EXCUR'SION, noun [Latin excursio, excurso, from cursus, from curro, to run.]
1. A rambling; a deviating from a stated or settled path.
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2. Progression beyond fixed limits; as, the excursions of the seasons into the extremes of heat and cold.
3. Digression; a wandering from a subject or main design.
4. An expedition or journey into a distant part; any rambling from a point or place, and return to the same point or place.