a passage quoted from a longer work, usually to promote or review the longer work but sometimes as a stand-alone piece which just happens to be extracted from another work.

Ex*cerpt" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excerpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excerpting.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See Excerp.]

To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.

Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars. Fuller.


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An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record.


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