Tuesday, March 15, 2011


ex·cur·sion  (Ĭk-skûr′zhən) n.
[Latin excursiō, excursiōn-, from excursus, past participle of excurrere, to run out : ex-, ex- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]
  • A usually short journey made for pleasure; an outing.
  • Organized outing to a specific place of interest.
  • A side trip, usually short, made with the intention of returning to the starting location
  • Round-trip completed within a specified period of time.
  • digression: wandering from the main path of a journey
  • The movement of the cone or diaphragm of a speaker. Higher volts or amps will increase excursion.
  • Lateral movement of a well logging curve or trace in response to a galvanometer deflection. "Excursion" is often referred to as deflection.
  • Moving the jaw from side to side
  • A range of movement regularly of a joint or muscle
  • The Excursion by William Wordsworth, published in 1814, in nine books, a philosophical poem which shows his disillusion with the French Revolution
  • Excursions, Op. 20, is the first published solo piano piece by Samuel Barber.
  • Excursions is the latest track by "Fragile Forest" (aka John S. Hagewood), produced entirely in Apple Logic using a variety of virtual instruments including Kontakt, Omnisphere, EZ Drummer, Moog Modular V, M-Tron Pro, Korg Mono-Poly and B4II.


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