What does Exploration mean?

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ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃənExplo·ration

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exploration, geographic expeditionnoun

    to travel for the purpose of discovery

  2. explorationnoun

    a careful systematic search

  3. explorationnoun

    a systematic consideration

    "he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"


  1. explorationnoun

    The act of exploring

  2. explorationnoun

    Notably penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery

    The exploration of 'unknown' areas often was the precursor to colonization.

  3. explorationnoun

    A physical examination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explorationnoun

    the act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries

    Etymology: [L. exploratio: cf. F. exploration.]

  2. Explorationnoun

    physical examination

    Etymology: [L. exploratio: cf. F. exploration.]


  1. Exploration

    Exploration is the act of searching or traveling around a terrain for the purpose of discovery of resources or information; Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its peak is arguably seen during the Age of Discovery for Europe's contact with the rest of the world, and major explorations after the Age of Discovery for scientific exploration in the modern era.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exploration' in Nouns Frequency: #2127

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exploration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exploration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Exploration in a Sentence

  1. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration, from the cautious quest for what they knew (or what they thought they knew) was out there, to an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown.

  2. Ryon Stewart:

    This is an exciting opportunity for the public to design a component that could one day end up on another celestial body, nASA recognizes that good ideas can come from anywhere and that prize competitions are a great way to engage the public's interest and ingenuity and make space exploration possible for everyone.

  3. Tom Hoefer:

    It's worrisome, exploration is the lifeblood of mining.

  4. Francisco Jose Lloreda:

    When prices fall, companies tend to invest a bit more in production and less in exploration.

  5. Quincy Krosby:

    We'll wait to see the trend next week when there's full market volume, however it's clear that as oil prices come down there will be pressure for the weaker of the companies in the sector, particularly exploration and the ones that are highly indebted.

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