Definition of exploratory
: of, relating to, or being exploration exploratory surgery exploratory drilling for oil
Recent Examples of exploratory from the Web
French energy company Total is scheduled to drill an exploratory well off Cyprus’ southern coast in mid-July.
Hood, a former Colonial club president, stressed that talks remain in the exploratory stages after Hanse visited during tournament week with touring pros and tournament officials.
The unit was part of exploratory classes for the eighth grade at Union Ridge School District 86 in Harwood Heights.
In 2009, Caltrans began exploratory drilling for an environmental study.
Just as those medical imaging techniques made exploratory surgery a thing of the past, Knight thinks better data will help geologists and hydrologists address the state's water woes.
The atmosphere was unhurried, exploratory, tinged with aloofness – until the immigration debate fiared.
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: done or created to find something or to learn more about something
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