Definition of divagation in English:

divagation

noun

literary

See divagate

  • ‘The first sentence, with unnecessary sub-clauses and other literary divagations, is less than Orwellian in its intent.’
  • ‘Psych influences are revealed in their lyrics: ‘His season in the Zensong there's a tiny smell of divagation, now.’’
  • ‘If it sounds all over the place, it is, but because Brakes couch their divagations in directness and simplicity, it all hangs together.’
  • ‘It is through just such a divagation, he tells me, that his fictions begin.’
  • ‘This divagation into the absurd was merely intended to show what film-criticism has least to fear from.’

Pronunciation

divagation

/dʌɪvəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/