prospection

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Noun[edit]

prospection (plural prospections)

  1. The action of looking forward into the future. Formed by analogy with retrospection. Not in common use, but there is some modern use and the OED gives citation back to the 19th and 17th centuries.
  2. The act of prospecting for minerals. Also not in common use.
  3. A search for archaeological remains, usually using modern technology, for example ground penetrating radar.

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