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English definition of “excursion”

excursion

noun [C]     /ɪkˈskɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈskɝː-/
a short journey usually made for pleasure, often by a group of people: This year's annual excursion will be to Lincoln. Next week we're going on an excursion.Journeys excursion into sth a short involvement in a new activity: A teacher by profession, this is her first excursion into writing.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of excursion noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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