Definition of exploration in English:

exploration

noun

  • 1The action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it.

    ‘voyages of exploration’
    ‘an exploration of the African interior’
    • ‘It is the writers of science fiction who have ventured to show us what the possibilities of space exploration might be like.’
    • ‘He feels that India is equipped to take the lead in ocean exploration and research.’
    • ‘Now tourism is just one of several new possibilities emerging in space exploration.’
    • ‘I want them to know not only the history of space exploration, but the future of it as well.’
    • ‘There is, of course, one fly in the ointment, and that is the fact that space exploration costs money.’
    • ‘Aren't you fascinated to know what the President is going to say about space exploration next week?’
    • ‘Trying to find alien life and a thorough exploration of Mars would be both popular and interesting goals.’
    • ‘I sent out my 5 pods, each containing a satellite and a probe for surface exploration.’
    • ‘Its mandate is sweeping to set the agenda for space exploration well into the 21st century.’
    • ‘The beauty, the mystery, the danger, and the drama will always be a part of space exploration.’
    • ‘He has been profiled everywhere, his name now synonymous in Britain with space exploration.’
    • ‘The political impetus to push deep space exploration forward has essentially dissipated.’
    • ‘In September 1699 he sailed again making a thorough exploration of the Atlantic shores.’
    • ‘The mission to Titan has kicked off one of the most exciting years for space exploration in more than a quarter of a century.’
    • ‘What's ahead for the beleaguered agency and manned exploration of space in general?’
    • ‘Why not put space exploration on the back burner until we have solved more problems here where real life is?’
    • ‘Demonstrations and exhibits, many of them interactive, will cover aspects on space, space travel and exploration.’
    • ‘In fact, one of the goals of the space society's event was to increase awareness of Canada's role in space exploration.’
    • ‘As a byproduct, space exploration provides us with expensive toys that are not designed for killing each other.’
    • ‘The aim is to pay more attention to the human factor of space exploration.’
    investigation, study, survey, research, search, inspection, probe, examination, enquiry, scrutiny, observation
    expedition, trip, tour, journey, voyage, odyssey, safari, trek, hike
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    1. 1.1 Thorough analysis of a subject or theme.
      ‘an exploration of the religious dimensions of our lives’
      • ‘However far you go in the exploration of this subject, you can be certain that there will be things around the corner waiting to surprise you.’
      • ‘As a result the book is more a scrap-book of his personal reflections than a thorough exploration of the concept of community.’
      • ‘Future research may include a more thorough exploration of these observations.’
      • ‘Subsequently, it invites peer review and involves exploration of student learning.’
      • ‘The only remedy for this, of course, is passionate exploration and in-depth study!’
      • ‘A period of exploration and study about ideas new to organizational life began.’
      • ‘From Descartes onward, the Enlightenment was also concerned with an exploration of the individual subject.’
      • ‘It's one of the best and most immersive explorations of the subjects that I've been involved with…’
      • ‘Further exploration should not be limited to examining practices within pharmacy alone.’
      • ‘There must be complex mental health issues which need exploration and analysis.’
      • ‘It is a structure which is perfect for a linear exploration of a subject - in this case, the rise and rise of Frank Gehry.’
      • ‘I personally look forward to his future explorations on the subject.’
      • ‘He then set about a thorough and painstaking exploration of what an orchestral work of the late 20th century might be.’
      • ‘He breaks away from standard realism into an exploration of the subject matter.’
      • ‘We brought to this exploration our prior study of relevant issues in our individual research.’
      • ‘Research into retention is an important area for further exploration and analysis.’
      • ‘At the same, this is a film of emotional depth, humour and intelligent exploration of its subject.’
      • ‘That had been the subject of factual exploration and is well covered by findings of fact.’
      • ‘Their knowledge and experiences can only add to the validity of the text in providing a thorough exploration of desistance.’
      • ‘He was told that the study's exploration of options amounted to planning for failure.’
      investigation, study, survey, research, search, inspection, probe, examination, enquiry, scrutiny, observation
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Pronunciation

exploration

/ˌekspləˈrāSH(ə)n//ˌɛkspləˈreɪʃ(ə)n/