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.

British National Corpus

  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. Mark Fernandez:

    This launch represents the first step into the next frontier of space exploration—a mission to Mars, mars astronauts won’t have near-instant access to high performance computing like those in low-earth orbit do.

  2. Joo Alves:

    Finding things close to home is very useful, it means they are not too faint nor too blurred for further detailed exploration, [an] astronomers dream.

  3. Stephane Foucaud:

    In a downturn, exploration is about securing access to opportunities and high quality acreage at very low cost.

  4. Robin Wright:

    It was always going to be the exploration of that for Season 6, and what that would mean is being a soloist. And what kind of adversity she would be up against and how would she handle it ? how does she make friends to then make them enemies ?

  5. Jose Ignacio Hernandez:

    Under the Hydrocarbon Law, every agreement for PDVSA to cede exploration and production rights is illegal and unconstitutional. Maduro's regime is insisting in the oil industry's de-facto privatization, which is aggravating its collapse.

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