an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
the investigation of unknown regions.
- re·ex·plo·ra·tion, noun
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How to use exploration in a sentence
Byrne is bullish about wanting to see a comprehensive exploration program for Venus similar to what we’ve already seen for Mars.
As we’re seeing in China, the days of the search engine website that you visit to start your exploration could be numbered.
Stay for an exploration of how journalism works and the dilemmas this development opens up.Special Emergency Podcast: Ash Street, Ash Street, a Story Goes Down | Scott Lewis | September 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In a blog post published today, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the new initiative is part of the agency’s larger goal with the Artemis program to bolster private-sector participation in space exploration.NASA will pay for moon rocks excavated by private companies | Neel Patel | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
With over a dozen preloaded apps, clear display, and fast processing, the TI-84 Plus encourages exploration of interactive geometry, inequality graphing, real-world data collection and analysis, and other tools for math and science coursework.
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 | Russell Saunders | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Orion represents the first step towards human exploration of other planets, like Mars.
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 | Marlow Stern | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Far from encouraging creative exploration, the first computers practically inhibited it.
It turns out that Cameron has a hobby: deep-sea exploration.
The statue depicts him in his middle thirties when he was at the height of his exploration career.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Much of this still encumbers the passages and forms the chief obstacle to their exploration.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The geological formation of the heart of the continent promises to open a rich field for scientific exploration and investigation.
We want to stimulate the expression of life through art and literature, and its exploration through research.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
I was early afoot next morning; and as soon as I had a bite to eat, set forth upon a tour of exploration.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for exploration
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
- exploratory (ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ, -trɪ) or explorative, adjective
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