1 proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition [syn: dianoetic]
2 (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling speech about this and that" [syn: digressive, excursive, rambling]
using reason and argument rather than intuition
- Dutch: redenerend
- Discursive cognition is a school of psychology developed in the 1990s by Jonathan Potter and Derek Edwards at Loughborough University based on the philosophy of language of Wittgenstein, and the conversation analysis of Harvey Sacks.
- Discursive democracy refers to any system of political decisions based on some tradeoff of consensus decision making and representative democracy.
- Discursive repetition refers to the repetition of a certain type of discourse in linguistics.
- Discursive Handwriting refers to writing by hand in which the individual letters are not joined up.
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