Definition of exploration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛkspləˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The action of exploring an unfamiliar area: space exploration [count noun]: an exploration of the African interior
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  • Demonstrations and exhibits, many of them interactive, will cover aspects on space, space travel and exploration.
  • In fact, one of the goals of the space society's event was to increase awareness of Canada's role in space exploration.
  • Its mandate is sweeping to set the agenda for space exploration well into the 21st century.
expedition, trip, tour, journey, voyage, odyssey, safari, trek, hike;
(explorations) travels
archaic peregrination
1.1The action of searching an area for natural resources: onshore oil and gas exploration
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  • They have granted licenses for the two energy companies to engage in oil and natural gas exploration.
  • Collecting and making sense of this data is an important part of oil and gas exploration.
  • Large sections of public land will be opened to natural gas exploration and production.
2Thorough examination of a subject: some changes in the care-giving situation may need exploration [count noun]: an exploration of society and human nature
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  • Future research may include a more thorough exploration of these observations.
  • He then set about a thorough and painstaking exploration of what an orchestral work of the late 20th century might be.
  • At the same, this is a film of emotional depth, humour and intelligent exploration of its subject.



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