excerpt

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere (to pick out), from ex (out) + carpere (to pick, pluck)

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excerpt (plural excerpts)

  1. a clip, snippet, passage or extract from a larger work such as a news article, a film, a literary composition or other media

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Verb[edit]

excerpt (third-person singular simple present excerpts, present participle excerpting, simple past and past participle excerpted)

  1. To select or copy sample material (excerpts) from a work.
    • Fuller
      out of which we have excerpted the following particulars

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