|1.||[ adjective ] (philosophy) proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition|
|Related terms:||philosophy logical|
|2.||[ adjective ] (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects|
|Synonyms:||excursive rambling digressive|
"amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions" "a rambling discursive book" "his excursive remarks" "a rambling speech"