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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Explorationnoun

    Search; examination.

    Etymology: from explorate.

    For exact exploration they should be suspended where the air is quiet, that, clear of impediments, they may the more freely convert upon their natural verticity. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Use may be made of the like way of exploration in that enquiry which puzzles so many modern naturalists. Boyle.

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

  2. Explorationnoun

    physical examination

  3. 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. Lorelei Curtin:

    I think we often underestimate early human explorers and their ability to reach new, unknown lands, i can't imagine the courage and skill it takes to set sail across the North Atlantic ocean. It really is a testament to the human spirit of exploration.

  2. Clive Neal:

    It's important that we balance, moving forward together in a way that will enable this [ lunar ] economy as well as the science, my way of looking at this is that if we look at moon resources as resources for science, and a resource for exploration, and a resource for commercial participation everybody wins because the data sets that we need are pretty much the same.

  3. Lorelei Curtin:

    Our data can't really speak to who the people were who arrived before the Vikings with their livestock, however there is some evidence to suggest that the Vikings did not use sailing technology at that time, i think this is motivation for further archaeological exploration in Faroe Islands.

  4. Angus Rodger:

    The impact of lower oil prices on company plans has been brutal. What began in late-2014 as a haircut to discretionary spend on exploration and pre-development projects has become a full surgical operation to cut out all non-essential operational and capital expenditure.

  5. Julian Barbiere:

    While we are witnessing major investment in space exploration, there's not enough on studying our own home and the ocean in particular, and I think this is really where we want to put our emphasis in the next 10 years -- to create the knowledge we need to put the planet on the sustainable path through marine protected areas.

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