\Di*gres"sion\, n. [L. digressio: cf. F. digression.]
  1. The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.

    The digressions I can not excuse otherwise, than by the confidence that no man will read them. --Sir W. Temple.

  2. A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense. [R.]

    Then my digression is so vile, so base, That it will live engraven in my face. --Shak.

  3. (Anat.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets. [R.]

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