Definition of Exploration

1. Noun. To travel for the purpose of discovery.

Exact synonyms: Geographic Expedition
Generic synonyms: Expedition
Derivative terms: Explore



2. Noun. A careful systematic search.
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunting, Search
Specialized synonyms: Probe
Derivative terms: Explore, Explore

3. Noun. A systematic consideration. "He called for a careful exploration of the consequences"
Generic synonyms: Consideration
Derivative terms: Explore, Explore, Explore

Definition of Exploration

1. n. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries

Definition of Exploration

1. Noun. The act of exploring ¹

2. Noun. Notably penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery ¹

3. Noun. A physical examination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exploration

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Medical Definition of Exploration

1. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries; physical examination. ""An exploration of doctrine."" (Bp. Hall) Origin: L. Exploratio: cf. F. Exploration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Exploration

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1. The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1921)
"Anyone who does not care to be told in advance what polar exploration and the ... This happens when we classify all polar exploration into four stages. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1875)
"And in this belief I have undertaken to give an outline of sledging exploration. :. My subject has one feature peculiarly its own—it is this : whereas all ..."

3. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1853)
"exploration of the interior of Liberia. A thorough exploration of the interior of Liberia and the adjacent country, with reference to the establishment of ..."

4. The Economic Aspect of Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1921)
"A good illustration of current cooperative effort of this kind is in the deep exploration for oil in the Trenton limestone of Illinois. ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"exploration OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS. desired on behalf of the Society to acknowledge that it ... exploration of the Solomon Islands. By CM WOODFORD. ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1886)
"X ARCTIC exploration, WITH REFERENCE TO GRINNELL LAND. strategists, and there was no doubt that the interest taken in the geography of the region described ..."

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