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ex·plo·ra·tion

 (ĕk′splə-rā′shən)
n.
The act or an instance of exploring: Arctic exploration; exploration of new theories.

ex·plor′a·to′ry (ĭk-splôr′ə-tôr′ē) adj.

exploration

(ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of exploring
2. (Medicine) med examination of an organ or part for diagnostic purposes
3. an organized trip into unfamiliar regions, esp for scientific purposes; expedition
exploratory, exˈplorative adj

ex•plo•ra•tion

(ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of exploring.
2. the investigation of unknown regions.
[1535–45; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exploration - to travel for the purpose of discoveryexploration - to travel for the purpose of discovery
expedition - a journey organized for a particular purpose
2.exploration - a careful systematic search
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
probe - an exploratory action or expedition
3.exploration - a systematic consideration; "he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something

exploration

noun
1. expedition, tour, trip, survey, travel, journey, reconnaissance, recce (slang) We devoted a week to the exploration of the Mayan sites of Copan.
2. investigation, study, research, survey, search, inquiry, analysis, examination, probe, inspection, scrutiny, once-over (informal) an exploration of Celtic mythology

exploration

noun
The act or an instance of exploring or investigating:
Translations
إسْتِكشاف
průzkumzkoumání
efterforskningsøgningudforskning
tutkiminentutkimustutkimusmatka
könnunarleiîangur
výskumná cesta
raziskovanje

exploration

[ˌeksplɔːˈreɪʃən] N (gen, Med) → exploración f; [of subject] → análisis m inv, estudio m

exploration

[ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃən] n
[area] → exploration f
(= study) → analyse f
(= consideration) [idea, theory] → examen m

exploration

n (of country, area)Erforschung f, → Exploration f (geh); (of small area, town)Erkundung f; (of topic, possibilities)Untersuchung f, → Sondierung f; (Med) → Untersuchung f, → Exploration f; a voyage of exploration (lit, fig)eine Entdeckungsreise; on his explorationsauf seinen Erkundungen

exploration

[ˌɛksplɔːˈreɪʃn] nesplorazione f

explore

(ikˈsploː) verb
1. to search or travel through (a place) for the purpose of discovery. The oceans have not yet been fully explored; Let's go exploring in the caves.
2. to examine carefully. I'll explore the possibilities of getting a job here.
exploration (ekspləˈreiʃən) noun
a journey of exploration.
exˈploratory (-ˈsplorə-) adjective
for the purpose of exploration or investigation. an exploratory expedition.
exˈplorer noun
a person who explores unknown regions. explorers in space.

ex·plo·ra·tion

n. exploración, investigación, búsqueda.
References in classic literature ?
We shall keep our readers informed as to the progress of this enterprise, which has no precedent in the annals of exploration.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
May the judge disappear, and the philosopher continue the peaceful exploration of the sea
Ahm's repeated assertions that there are human beings like ourselves in Caspak have roused the men to a keen desire for exploration.
I now felt for the first time the joy of exploration.
Again, David will not unbend when in the company of babies, expecting them unreasonably to rise to his level, but contrariwise Porthos, though terrible to tramps, suffers all things of babies, even to an exploration of his mouth in an attempt to discover what his tongue is like at the other end.
Half unconsciously he had undertaken a little voyage of exploration.
I was discovering a new world, and such was the passion of my exploration that the old world of John Barleycorn held no inducements for me.
As she came nearer and nearer to the familiar breeding places there was more and more earnestness in Laska's exploration.
We have spent two long days in exploration," said he, "and we are no wiser as to the actual geography of the place than when we started.
For a long time this amused him, but finally tiring he continued his explorations.
He's connected with a large, new college that has plenty of money to spend on explorations and research work.

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