exploration, geographic expedition(noun)
to travel for the purpose of discovery
a careful systematic search
a systematic consideration
"he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"
The act of exploring
Notably penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery
The exploration of 'unknown' areas often was the precursor to colonization.
A physical examination.
the act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries
Origin: [L. exploratio: cf. F. 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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Rank popularity for the word 'Exploration' in Nouns Frequency: #2127
The numerical value of Exploration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Exploration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A dream would have to be a lunar exploration mission.
It's worrisome, exploration is the lifeblood of mining.
There are no plans for oil exploration in the Adriatic.
Jacques Cousteau changed the way ocean exploration was done.
A new strategy should make clear whether the strong focus will stay on exploration.
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Translations for Exploration
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- преглед, проучване, изследванеBulgarian
- exploracióCatalan, Valencian
- zkoumání, průzkumCzech
- Erkundung, UntersuchungGerman
- tutkimus, tutkiminen, tutkimusmatkaFinnish
- rannsachadhScottish Gaelic
- exploratie, ontdekkingsreis, verkenning, ontdekkingstochtDutch
- обследование, осмотр, исследование, медосмотр, изучениеRussian
- undersökning, upptäcktsresa, utforskningSwedish
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