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ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃənex·plo·ration

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exploration, geographic expeditionnoun

    to travel for the purpose of discovery

  2. explorationnoun

    a careful systematic search

  3. explorationnoun

    a systematic consideration

    "he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"

Wiktionary

  1. explorationnoun

    The act of exploring

  2. explorationnoun

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

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

  3. explorationnoun

    A physical examination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explorationnoun

    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. Explorationnoun

    physical examination

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

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  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. Economy Minister Tomislav Panenic:

    There are no plans for oil exploration in the Adriatic.

  2. Benoit Lauzé:

    The recent Suncor offering represented the largest treasury deal ever completed by a Canadian exploration and production company.

  3. Century CEO Sandy Chim:

    Due to the downturn in commodity prices, Australia's moving its focus from mining to dining, we're just an exploration company, but we have a solid balance sheet, and we feel we can also do the same.

  4. Tom Gidley-Kitchin:

    The market has to adjust so demand and supply come back into balance. Current developments in commodity prices suggest that it is going to happen faster than people had expected, smaller miners tend to get lower quality assets and lower margins and are more focused on exploration than mining. That's not something people are interested in funding at the moment.

  5. Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak:

    This is just the beginning. We have more potential for exploration in northern and central Croatia, particularly in the Dinarides (central mountain range).

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