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exploration

[ek-spluh-rey-shuh n] /ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
2.
the investigation of unknown regions.
Origin of exploration
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin explōrātiōn- (stem of explōrātiō) an examination, equivalent to explōrāt(us) searched out, examined (past participle of explōrāre to explore) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
reexploration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-exploration

exploration

/ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of exploring
2.
(med) examination of an organ or part for diagnostic purposes
3.
an organized trip into unfamiliar regions, esp for scientific purposes; expedition
Derived Forms
exploratory (ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ; -trɪ), explorative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for re-exploration

exploration

n.

1540s, from Middle French exploration and directly from Latin explorationem (nominative exploratio), noun of action from past participle stem of explorare (see explore).

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re-exploration in Medicine

exploration ex·plo·ra·tion (ěk'splə-rā'shən)
n.
An active examination, usually involving endoscopy or a surgical procedure, to determine conditions present as an aid in diagnosis.


ex·plor'a·to'ry (ĭk-splôr'ə-tôr'ē) adj.
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