Definitions for excavationˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•ca•va•tionˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a hole made by excavating.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. the act of excavating.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  3. an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site.

    Category: Archaeology

Origin of excavation:

1605–15; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excavation, digging, dig(noun)

    the act of digging

    "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"

  2. dig, excavation, archeological site(noun)

    the site of an archeological exploration

    "they set up camp next to the dig"

  3. excavation(noun)

    a hole in the ground made by excavating

  4. mining, excavation(noun)

    the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

Wiktionary

  1. excavation(Noun)

    The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.

  2. excavation(Noun)

    A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.

  3. excavation(Noun)

    An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.

  4. excavation(Noun)

    The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.

  5. excavation(Noun)

    Archaeological research that unearths buildings, tombs and objects of historical value.

  6. excavation(Noun)

    A site where an archaeological exploration is being carried out.

  7. Origin: From excavatio, from excavo, from ex- (out) + cavare (to hollow)< cavus (hollow)< keu-

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excavation(noun)

    the act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass

  2. Excavation(noun)

    a cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping

  3. Excavation(noun)

    an uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel

  4. Excavation(noun)

    the material dug out in making a channel or cavity

Freebase

  1. Excavation

    In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. An excavation site or "dig" is a site being studied. Such a site excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a connected series of sites, and may be conducted over as little as several weeks to over a number of years.


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