exploratory

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adjective ex·plor·ato·ry \ik-ˈsplȯr-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of exploratory

  1. :  of, relating to, or being exploration exploratory surgery exploratory drilling for oil

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15th Century

First Known Use of exploratory

15th century

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EXPLORATORY Defined for English Language Learners

exploratory

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Definition of exploratory for English Language Learners

  • : done or created to find something or to learn more about something


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exploratory

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adjective ex·plor·ato·ry \ik-ˈsplōr-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˈsplȯr-, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of exploratory

  1. :  of, relating to, or being exploration exploratory surgery





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