What does Exploration mean?

Definitions for Explorationˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Exploration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exploration, geographic expedition(noun)

    to travel for the purpose of discovery

  2. exploration(noun)

    a careful systematic search

  3. exploration(noun)

    a systematic consideration

    "he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"


  1. exploration(Noun)

    The act of exploring

  2. exploration(Noun)

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

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

  3. exploration(Noun)

    A physical examination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exploration(noun)

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

  2. Exploration(noun)

    physical examination

  3. Origin: [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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Peake:

    A dream would have to be a lunar exploration mission.

  2. Tom Hoefer:

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

  3. Economy Minister Tomislav Panenic:

    There are no plans for oil exploration in the Adriatic.

  4. Eric Stackpole:

    Jacques Cousteau changed the way ocean exploration was done.

  5. Bernhard Ruttenstorfer:

    A new strategy should make clear whether the strong focus will stay on exploration.

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