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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·gres·sion /-ˈgrɛʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·gres·sion n.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a message that departs from the main subject [syn: aside,
           excursus, divagation, parenthesis]
      2: a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a
         diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into
         irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal" [syn: diversion,
          deviation, deflection, deflexion, divagation]
      3: wandering from the main path of a journey [syn: excursion]