Definition of Excerpt in English :

Define Excerpt in English

Excerpt meaning in English

Meaning of Excerpt in English

Pronunciation of Excerpt in English

Excerpt pronunciation in English

Pronounce Excerpt in English


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1. excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

a passage selected from a larger work

Example Sentences:
'he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings'


2. excerpt, extract, take out

take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun (ˈɛksɜːpt )
a part or passage taken from a book, speech, play, etc, and considered on its own; extract
verb (ɛkˈsɜːpt )
2. (transitive)
to take (a part or passage) from a book, speech, play, etc

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verb transitive
to select, take out, or quote (passages from a book, sequences from a film, etc.); extract
a passage or sequence selected or quoted from a book, article, film, etc.; extract

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A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
tr.v. (ĭk-sûrpt) ex·cerpt·ed, ex·cerpt·ing, ex·cerpts
1. To select or use (a passage or segment from a longer work).
2. To select or use material from (a longer work).

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