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

 dis·cur·sive /dɪsˈkɝsɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cur·sive a.
 1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory. Discursive notices.”
    The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not intense, but discursive.   --Hazlitt.
    A man rather tacit than discursive.   --Carlyle.
 2. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.
 Reason is her being,
 Discursive or intuitive.   --Milton.
 -- Dis*cur*sive*ly, adv. -- Dis*cur*sive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than
             intuition [syn: dianoetic]
      2: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main
         point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly
         digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions
         among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his
         excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and
         that" [syn: digressive, excursive, rambling]