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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expedition  \Ex`pe*di"tion\,  n.  [L.  expeditio:  cf.F. 
  exp['e]dition.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  expedite;  efficient  promptness; 
  haste;  dispatch;  speed;  quickness;  as  to  carry  the  mail 
  with  expedition. 
 
  With  winged  expedition 
 
  Swift  as  the  lightning  glance.  ? 
 
  2.  A  sending  forth  or  setting  forth  the  execution  of  some 
  object  of  consequence;  progress. 
 
  Putting  it  straight  in  expedition.  ? 
 
  3.  An  important  enterprise,  implying  a  change  of  place 
  especially,  a  warlike  enterprise;  a  march  or  a  voyage  with 
  martial  intentions;  an  excursion  by  a  body  of  persons  for 
  a  valuable  end  as  a  military,  naval,  exploring,  or 
  scientific  expedition;  also  the  body  of  persons  making 
  such  excursion. 
 
  The  expedition  miserably  failed.  --Prescott. 
 
  Narrative  of  the  exploring  expedition  to  the  Rocky 
  Mountains.  --J.  C.  Fremont. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expedition 
  n  1:  a  military  campaign  designed  to  achieve  a  specific  objective 
  in  a  foreign  country  [syn:  {military  expedition},  {hostile 
  expedition}] 
  2:  an  organized  group  of  people  undertaking  a  journey  for  a 
  particular  purpose;  "an  expedition  was  sent  to  explore 
  Mars" 
  3:  a  journey  organized  for  a  particular  purpose 
  4:  a  journey  taken  for  pleasure;  "many  summer  excursions  to  the 
  shore";  "it  was  merely  a  pleasure  trip";  "after  cautious 
  sashays  into  the  field"  [syn:  {excursion},  {jaunt},  {outing}, 
  {junket},  {pleasure  trip},  {sashay}] 
  5:  the  property  of  being  prompt  and  efficient;  "it  was  done 
  with  dispatch"  [syn:  {dispatch},  {expeditiousness}] 




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