exploration

noun ex·plo·ra·tion \ ˌek-splə-ˈrā-shən , -ˌsplȯ- \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of exploration

: the act or an instance of exploring

explorational

play \ˌek-splə-ˈrā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl, -ˌsplȯ-\ adjective

Examples of exploration in a Sentence

  1. a topic for scholarly exploration

  2. the early exploration of the West

  3. early explorations of the West

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First Known Use of exploration

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EXPLORATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of exploration for English Language Learners

  • : the act of exploring something


EXPLORATION Defined for Kids

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noun ex·plo·ra·tion \ ˌek-splə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of exploration for Students

: the act or an instance of searching through or into


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