Definition of exploratory
: of, relating to, or being exploration exploratory surgery exploratory drilling for oil
Recent Examples of exploratory from the Web
General Manager Brian Cashman said one of those players on the D.L., first baseman Greg Bird, might be sent for exploratory surgery to determine the cause of lingering pain in his right ankle.
Unable to figure out why 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) is still hurting, general manager Brian Cashman said the team hasn't ruled out exploratory surgery.
In 2015, terrorist activity in Colombia decreased due to the Colombian government's ongoing peace talks and cease fire with FARC and exploratory talks with ELN, according to a report by the US Department of State.
During an exploratory procedure, doctors found 1.5 liters of infected pus teeming with streptococcal bacteria in Breen's stomach.
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.
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: done or created to find something or to learn more about something
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