Definition of exploration in English:


Syllabification: ex·plo·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌekspləˈrāSHən


  • 1The action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it: voyages of exploration 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, journey, voyage
    archaic peregrination
    (explorations) travels
  • 1.1Thorough analysis of a subject or theme: an exploration of the religious dimensions of our lives
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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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈrāSHənl/


mid 16th century (denoting an investigation): from French, or from Latin exploratio(n-), from the verb explorare (see explore). The current sense dates from the early 19th century.

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