Definitions for Expeditionˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ ən
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expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition(noun)
a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
"an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
a journey organized for a particular purpose
excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)
a journey taken for pleasure
"many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness(noun)
the property of being prompt and efficient
"it was done with dispatch"
The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition.
The body of persons making such excursion.
Origin: From expeditio.
the quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition
a sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress
an important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion
Origin: [L. expeditio: cf.F. expdition.]
Expedition is the title of a science fiction book by artist-author Wayne Douglas Barlowe. Subtitled "Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV", it is written as though published in the year 2366, five years after Barlowe's participation in a voyage to an alien planet, dubbed Darwin IV in honor of Charles Darwin. In the 24th century the exploitation of the Earth's ecosystem has created an environment so toxic that mass extinctions have wiped out nearly half of its animal population. Most of the remaining fauna, save humans, have suffered horrible mutation. Aided by the benevolent and technologically superior alien race, the Yma, humanity begins to repair their ravaged world while simultaneously learning more about the universe around them. When an unmanned Yma probe discovers evidence of alien life on another planet, the "expedition" of the title is sent to investigate. Barlowe writes as a sort of 24th century Audubon, presenting his findings in a collection of paintings, sketches, field notes, and diary entries from his explorations of Darwin IV. He details a bewildering variety of alien lifeforms such as Gyrosprinters, Arrowtongues, Grove-backs, Daggerwrists, Skewers, Emperor Sea Striders and Eosapiens. Unlike the aliens presented in much of popular science fiction, which often seem to be variations of terrestrial lifeforms, Barlowe's creatures are truly alien: None of them possess eyes or true jaws; their body structures are often unlike any found on Earth; they have unique modes of locomotion, sensing, and eating. Very late in the expedition, the explorer encounters lifeforms which use tools, giving a very strong indication of being intelligent.
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A military operation conducted by an armed force to accomplish a specific objective in a foreign country.
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