[ ik-splawr-uh-tawr-ee ]
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  1. pertaining to or concerned with exploration: an exploratory operation.

  2. inclined to make explorations.

Origin of exploratory

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word explōrātōrius.See exploration, -ory1
  • Also ex·plor·a·tive [ik-splawr-uh-tiv] /ɪkˈsplɔr ə tɪv/ .

Other words from exploratory

  • ex·plor·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·ex·plor·a·tive, adjective
  • non·ex·plor·a·to·ry, adjective
  • un·ex·plor·a·tive, adjective
  • un·ex·plor·a·to·ry, adjective

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