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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of exploring: Arctic exploration; exploration of new theories.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of exploring
  • n. Notably penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery
  • n. A physical examination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exploring; search, examination, or investigation, especially for the purpose of discovery; specifically, the investigation of an unknown country or part of the earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. to travel for the purpose of discovery
  • n. a careful systematic search
  • n. a systematic consideration

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