exploration

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

Definition of exploration

  1. :  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

1537


EXPLORATION Defined for English Language Learners

exploration

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Definition of exploration for English Language Learners

  • : the act of exploring something


EXPLORATION Defined for Kids

exploration

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

Definition of exploration for Students

  1. :  the act or an instance of searching through or into



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