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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exploration  \Ex`plo*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  exploratio:  cf  F. 
  exploration.] 
  The  act  of  exploring,  penetrating,  or  ranging  over  for 
  purposes  of  discovery,  especially  of  geographical  discovery; 
  examination;  as  the  exploration  of  unknown  countries;  (Med.) 
  physical  examination. 
 
  ``An  exploration  of  doctrine.''  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exploration 
  n  1:  to  travel  for  the  purpose  of  discovery  [syn:  {geographic 
  expedition}] 
  2:  a  careful  systematic  search 
  3:  a  systematic  consideration;  "he  called  for  a  careful 
  exploration  of  the  consequences" 




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