:excerpt => “A passage or segment taken from a longer work”
A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
tr.v. (k-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).
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a part or passage taken from a book, speech, play, etc., and considered on its own; extract
(tr)to take (a part or passage) from a book, speech, play, etc.
[from Latin excerptum, literally: (something) picked out, from excerpere to select, from carpere to pluck]
Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
|Noun||1.||excerpt– a passage selected from a larger work; “he presented excerpts from William James’ philosophical writings”
passage – a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
chrestomathy – a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, cutting – an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; “he searched through piles of letters and clippings”
track, cut – a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; “he played the first cut on the cd”; “the title track of the album”
|Verb||1.||excerpt– take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy|
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