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English definition of “discursive”

discursive

adjective     /dɪˈskɜː.sɪv/ US  /-skɝː-/
involving discussion: a discursive essayDebate and discussion formal talking about or dealing with subjects that are only slightly connected with the main subject for longer than necessary: a discursive writer/speechDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of discursive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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