transcursion

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transcursion (plural transcursions)

  1. (obsolete) A rambling; passage beyond certain limits; extraordinary deviation.
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 84:
      "And if Man were out of the world, who were then left to view the face of Heaven, to wonder at the transcursion of Comets [] "
    • Francis Bacon
      In a living creature, though never so great, the sense and the affects of any one part of the body instantly make a transcursion through the whole.