Definition of exploration in English:


Line breaks: ex¦plor|ation
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.
  • 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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