re exploration

exploration

[ek-spluh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
2.
the investigation of unknown regions.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin explōrātiōn- (stem of explōrātiō) an examination, equivalent to explōrāt(us) searched out, examined (past participle of explōrāre to explore) + -iōn- -ion

reexploration, noun
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exploration (ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of exploring
2.  med examination of an organ or part for diagnostic purposes
3.  an organized trip into unfamiliar regions, esp for scientific purposes; expedition
 
exploratory
 
adj
 
ex'plorative
 
adj

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exploration
1540s, from M.Fr. exploration and directly from L. explorationem (nom. exploratio), from explorare (see explore).
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exploration ex·plo·ra·tion (ěk'splə-rā'shən)
n.
An active examination, usually involving endoscopy or a surgical procedure, to determine conditions present as an aid in diagnosis.


ex·plor'a·to'ry (ĭk-splôr'ə-tôr'ē) adj.
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