Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of exploring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • The Empire of Phil Dick's exegesis and of this exploration is a morphological system that hierarchises the symbols of myth and in doing so hierarchises the metaphysical relationships they manifest.

    THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART THREE

  • "This is a short-term exploration which is going to be completed in a few months."

    The St. Petersburg Times

  • Ultimately, Mars exploration is about 2 things: (1) examining the earliest history of a terrestrial planet in our solar system (because the earliest history of Earth was not preserved in the geologic record) and (2) learning what we need to learn in order to eventually send people there.

    Mars Sample Return Planetary Protection Report Released - NASA Watch

  • Well, it came to mind because there was a recent thread about the "Arco Norte" highway that many feel will open up the South of Mexico to more exploration from the north.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

  • Thirty years later, space exploration is plagued with dated paradigms, abysmal acquisition performance, a growing list of hazards, and a history of administrations buying into the false economy of slashing NASA budgets - cutting the fuel line for the very engine that can drive our future.

    NASA Watch: June 2009 Archives

  • Eventually, commercial operations to LEO and other Near Earth orbits (L2, L5, etc.) will be a MUST if space exploration is to be turned into something other than a few "gee whiz" flights.

    How Best to Access the ISS-and LEO? - NASA Watch

  • Well, it came to mind because there was a recent thread about the "Arco Norte" highway that many feel will open up the South of Mexico to more exploration from the north.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

  • Well, it came to mind because there was a recent thread about the "Arco Norte" highway that many feel will open up the South of Mexico to more exploration from the north.

    Plan Puebla-Panama. Yay or Nay?

  • A NASA spokesman said the agency wants a "long-term exploration initiative that is affordable, sustainable, and achievable," while avoiding past mistakes "so that America's leadership in space is never jeopardized."

    White House Experiences Sticker Shock Over NASA's Plans

  • President Obama on Monday hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts who made it to the moon 40 years ago as "genuine American heroes" and "the touchstone for excellence in exploration and discovery."

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: July 21, 2009

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