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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscursivedis‧cur‧sive /dɪsˈkɜːsɪv $ -ɜːr-/ adjective formal  CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHERdiscussing many different ideas, facts etc, without always having a clear purpose a long, discursive articlediscursively adverb
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discursiveRich's novels are circling and discursive.Now their conversation was discursive and jokey.For a human reader a discursive natural language definition is a more sensible format.Derrida himself is interested in the tension created between discursive play and history.But such analyses do not take the discursive power of historical and social relations seriously enough.This will involve a study of differences in kinds of knowledge and discursive practices.Hemingway's short sentences derive their power from their revolt against earlier, more discursive styles.
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