ex·​plor·​ative | \ ik-ˈsplȯr-ə-tiv How to pronounce explorative (audio) \

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exploratively adverb

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Pisces is represented by the fish, and when lucky Jupiter illuminates your explorative ninth house, you’ll definitely be inspired to set sail. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 19 Dec. 2017 Iyer begins his season residency by inviting two of the jazz world’s most explorative and virtuosic pianists for this exclusive evening of duets. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "SFJAZZ releases blockbuster 2017-18 season lineup," 15 June 2017 Rumi used the Koran, Hadiths, and religion in an explorative way, often challenging conventional readings. Rozina Ali, The New Yorker, "The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi," 5 Jan. 2017

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1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of explorative was in 1578

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to take the place or position of

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