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

How to pronounce exploration?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say exploration in sign language?

  1. exploration

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. Mike Turner:

    As a result of our adversaries closing the technology gap, and increasing demand from allies and partners for high-performance, multi-role aircraft to meet evolving and worsening global security threats, the committee believes that the prospect of restarting the F-22 production line is worthy of further exploration.

  2. Juan Carlos Zepeda:

    In this new version... the exploration phase will be four years instead of three with a possible extension of two years.

  3. Jim Bridenstine:

    If achievable, this is the preferred option for our first exploration mission.

  4. 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.

  5. Gustavo Hernandez:

    A lot of companies have approached Pemex because we have knowledge of the shallow water basin with more than 40 years of exploration and 35 years of production.

Images & Illustrations of exploration

  1. explorationexplorationexplorationexplorationexploration

Popularity rank by frequency of use

exploration#1#5829#10000

Translations for exploration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for exploration »

Translation

Find a translation for the exploration definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these exploration definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "exploration." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/exploration>.

    Are we missing a good definition for exploration? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for exploration:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.