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expeditionary

[ek-spi-dish-uh-ner-ee] /ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or composing an expedition:
an expeditionary force.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; expedition + -ary
Related forms
preexpeditionary, adjective
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  • It takes a harder head still to conceive of covering that terrain in a single, sustained, expeditionary trudge.
  • Marines by definition are expeditionary troops who strike and then go.
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expeditionary

/ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃənərɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or constituting an expedition, esp a military one: an expeditionary force
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