expeditionary

[ ek-spi-dish-uh-ner-ee ]
/ ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i /
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adjective

pertaining to or composing an expedition: an expeditionary force.

Nearby words

  1. expediently,
  2. expeditate,
  3. expedite,
  4. expediter,
  5. expedition,
  6. expeditious,
  7. expel,
  8. expellant,
  9. expellee,
  10. expeller

Origin of expeditionary

First recorded in 1700–10; expedition + -ary

Related formspre·ex·pe·di·tion·ar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for expeditionary

expeditionary

/ (ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃənərɪ) /

adjective

relating to or constituting an expedition, esp a military onean expeditionary force
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