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excerption

Definitions of excerption
  1. noun
    a passage selected from a larger work
    synonyms: excerpt, extract, selection
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    examples:
    Haphtarah
    a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
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    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, cutting, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting
    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    cut, track
    a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
    citation, quotation, quote
    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    epigraph
    a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
    mimesis
    the representation of another person's words in a speech
    misquotation, misquote
    an incorrect quotation
    type of:
    passage
    a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
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