1. passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
  2. proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition.


  1. passing from one topic to another, usually in an unmethodical way; digressive
  2. philosophy of or relating to knowledge obtained by reason and argument rather than intuitionCompare dianoetic

1590s, from Middle French discursif, from Medieval Latin discursivus, from Latin discursus “a running about” (see discourse). Related: Discursively.

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