What does Exploration mean?

Definitions for Exploration
ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃənEx·plo·ration

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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Exploration(noun)

    physical examination

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. James Delgado:

    We are undertaking this exploration of the San Francisco Bay in part to learn more about its maritime heritage as well as to test recent advances in technology that will allow us to better protect and understand the rich stories found beneath the Bay’s waters.

  2. South Carolina:

    While oil and gas exploration could bring in billions of dollars, doing it without adequate study and precautions could end up costing billions of dollars and cause irreversible damage to our economy and coast.

  3. John Malkovich:

    There have been many people ... in most businesses who are quite badly behaved, of course I talked with David about 'Do you want this to resemble Harvey Weinstein,' who I'm not sure how much it does. I don't really have the relationship with him ... (The scandal) was kind of more of a starting point for an exploration of a kind of behavior which has been around for centuries.

  4. Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski:

    Our countries could also cooperate in oil and gas exploration, mining and energy efficiency sectors.

  5. T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding:

    We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

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