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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. (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]
excerptor  n
excerptible  adj
excerption  n
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
analecta, analects – a collection of excerpts from a literary work
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”
quotation, quote, citation – a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
Verb 1. excerpt– take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

choose, pick out, select, take – pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; “Take any one of these cards”; “Choose a good husband for your daughter”; “She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her”

Where I found this word:

Excerpt - Page xxiv on Simply_Rails_2

Excerpt – page xxiv of Simply_Rails_2


Written by Xavier

Tháng Năm 8, 2012 lúc 5:50 sáng

Posted in Vocabulary

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