expeditionary

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

adjective

pertaining to or composing an expedition: an expeditionary force.

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Origin of expeditionary

First recorded in 1700–10; expedition + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM expeditionary

pre·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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