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Noun: excerpt  'ek,surpt or 'eg,zurpt
  1. A passage selected from a larger work
    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings";
    - excerption, extract, selection
Verb: excerpt  'ek,surpt or 'eg,zurpt
  1. Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    - extract, take out

Derived forms: excerpted, excerpts, excerpting

Type of: choose, passage, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Excerpt