Definitions for excerptˈɛk sɜrpt; ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excerpt, excerption, extract, selection(verb)

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

  2. excerpt, extract, take out(verb)

    take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy


  1. excerpt(Noun)

    a clip, snippet, passage or extract from a larger work such as a news article, a film, a literary composition or other media

  2. excerpt(Verb)

    To select or copy sample material (excerpts) from a work.

  3. Origin: From excerptus, past participle of excerpere, from ex + carpere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excerpt(verb)

    to select; to extract; to cite; to quote

  2. Excerpt(noun)

    an extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record

  3. Origin: [From L. excerptus, p. p. See Excerp.]

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