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Discursiveness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    discursiveness n : the quality of being discursive
Discursiveness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Discursive \Dis*cur"sive\, a. [Cf. F. discursif. See Discourse, and cf. Discoursive.]
  1. Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory. ``Discursive notices.'' --De Quincey. The power he [Shakespeare] delights to show is not intense, but discursive. --Hazlitt. A man rather tacit than discursive. --Carlyle.
  2. Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative. Reason is her being, Discursive or intuitive. --Milton. -- Dis*cur"sive*ly, adv. -- Dis*cur"sive*ness, n.

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