What does EXCAVATION mean?

Definitions for EXCAVATION
ˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃənEXCAVATION

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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

  5. Origin: [L. excavatio: cf. F. excavation.]

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  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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How to say EXCAVATION in sign language?

  1. excavation

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EXCAVATION in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EXCAVATION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of EXCAVATION in a Sentence

  1. Zahi Hawass:

    I really believe that this site needs excavation maybe for the coming 50 years.

  2. Chapel Hill Professor Jodi Magness:

    We will continue for at least four more years until we have completed the excavation of the synagogue, and then the excavations will end and we will work on publication.

  3. Richard III:

    Photogrammetry provides a fantastic analytical tool that allows us to examine the grave from angles that would have been physically difficult or impossible to achieve during the excavation.

  4. Scott Stripling:

    We registered 700 objects this last [excavation] season – seal impressions, scarabs, tools, weapons, jewelry, utilitarian objects, cultic objects, and about 2,000 pieces of pottery a day.

  5. Abu Rida:

    The site we are talking about is 2,000 square meters and 10 meters deep and requires hundreds of workers and millions of dollars to carry out proper excavation to extract pieces and read the texts written on them.

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