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Definition of excursion:

  1. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
  2. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
  3. A wandering from a subject; digression.
  4. Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [ An awkward use of the word.]


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