expedition


ex·pe·di·tion

noun \ˌek-spə-ˈdi-shən\

: a journey especially by a group of people for a specific purpose (such as to explore a distant place or to do research)

: a group of people who travel together to a distant place : a group of people who go on an expedition

Full Definition of EXPEDITION

1
a :  a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose
b :  the group of persons making such a journey
2
:  efficient promptness :  speed
3
:  a sending or setting forth
ex·pe·di·tion·er \-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of EXPEDITION

  1. a scientific expedition to Antarctica
  2. <an avid mountain climber, always on an expedition to some far-off corner of the world>

First Known Use of EXPEDITION

15th century

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