exploration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French exploration, from Latin exploratio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: ĕks’plərā′shən, IPA(key): /ˌɛkspləˈɹeɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

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exploration (countable and uncountable, plural explorations)

  1. The process of exploring.
  2. The process of penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery.
    The exploration of unknown areas was often the precursor to colonization.
  3. The (pre-)mining process of finding and determining commercially viable ore deposits (after prospecting), also called mineral exploration.
  4. A physical examination of a patient.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

exploration f (plural explorations)

  1. An exploration

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