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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: excursio, from excurrere 'to run out'

excursion

noun
     
Related topics: Tourism
ex‧cur‧sion [countable]
1DLT a short journey arranged so that a group of people can visit a place, especially while they are on holiday
excursion to
Included in the tour is an excursion to the Grand Canyon.
on an excursion
We went on an excursion to the Pyramids.
2 a short journey made for a particular purpose [= trip]:
a shopping excursion
3

excursion into something

formal an attempt to experience or learn about something that is new to you:
the company's excursion into new markets

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