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exploratory

exploratory

adjective ex·plor·ato·ry \-ə-ˌtr-ē\

: done or created to find something or to learn more about something

Full Definition of EXPLORATORY

:  of, relating to, or being exploration <exploratory surgery> <exploratory drilling for oil>

First Known Use of EXPLORATORY

1620

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

ore, trepan, wildcat

exploratory

adjective ex·plor·ato·ry \ik-ˈsplōr-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˈsplr-, -ˌtr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXPLORATORY

:  of, relating to, or being exploration <exploratory surgery>

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