- an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
- the investigation of unknown regions.
Origin of exploration
Related Words for explorationsearch, expedition, study, analysis, research, examination, inspection, travel, probe, scrutiny, tour, inquiry, reconnaissance, trip
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Contemporary Examples of exploration
And, of course, it recommends keeping screen time limited, so as not to supplant other, real-world play and exploration.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time
December 26, 2014
The human desire for knowledge and exploration is an absolute good, and we need to follow that instinct.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
November 10, 2014
There are risks that you take because they are important—because exploration is important.
I think science and exploration and understanding the natural world are more important than that.
For a while I do exploration, then I come back and do movies.
Historical Examples of exploration
But he had also done a great thing for exploration in changing the modus operandi.
In close connexion with the Survey and Lands Department is the topic of exploration.
Now I'm going on a tour of exploration and noisy admiration.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
This drive is an excellent preparation for an exploration of the Lozre.The Roof of France
Authority in matters religious is being superseded by exploration.Mountain Meditations
- the act or process of exploring
- med examination of an organ or part for diagnostic purposes
- an organized trip into unfamiliar regions, esp for scientific purposes; expedition
Word Origin and History for exploration
1540s, from Middle French exploration and directly from Latin explorationem (nominative exploratio), noun of action from past participle stem of explorare (see explore).
- An active examination, usually involving endoscopy or a surgical procedure, to determine conditions present as an aid in diagnosis.