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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or by means of exploration


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  • "The Wave" is a sort of surfing safari, part educational (Ms. Casey interviews oceanographers, physicists, marine insurers) and part explorational — a search for something to gawp at, including the "tow-in" surfers who use Jet Skis to gain the power and acceleration needed to take off on waves higher than 40 feet.

    Amid the Monster Swells

  • It is, he says, a way of working that is explorational.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I would argue that the challenge for teachers who want kids to learn to write well and think well is to talk with them and demonstrate to them the nature, and the allure, of the explorational process, to point them at an open space, to send them out to explore it, and to listen well, when they get back, to their reports of what happened while they were away.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I was taken by the poem, by the intentional tentativeness and the patterned repetitions of syntax which give it tonality which is not exactly conversational but explorational, and by its meditative-ness.


  • Some writing may be merely expressive or informational, but the writing that generally interests me more is writing that is explorational.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Sometimes the flow of words is tentative, hesitant, explorational; at other times the words press forward and flow onto the page as if driven by some sort of internal subliminal logic over which I have little control.

    Tai Chi, Aikido, and Writing

  • I don't "agree with" Peter Singer when he says in one of several arguments that he advances sequentially, in an explorational way, that "each one of us with wealth surplus should be giving most of it to help people suffering from poverty."

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • What sort of filmmaking could we ask students to do which would be primarily, if not purely, explorational rather than expository or persuasive?

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The meaty rock-rockabilly riffs such as the stunning ‘Two Librans’ and ‘Hands Up Billy’ gradually give way to the nirdling, explorational electronica via hybrids like Serum.

    FallNews - Unreadable.....

  • Landrieau and Boustany took aim especially at proposed tax changes that would affect oil and gas companies with Boustany saying, "we're killing explorational production jobs with these policies."

    NOLA Indymedia


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