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English definition of “excerpt”

excerpt

noun [C]     /ˈek.sɜːpt/ US  /-sɝːpt/
a short part taken from a speech , book , film , etc.: An excerpt from her new thriller will appear in this weekend's magazine .Pieces of writing excerpt     /ekˈsɜːpt/ US  /-ˈsɝːpt/ verb [T] mainly US This passage of text has been excerpted from her latest novel .Removing and extractingEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing
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