From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Exploration \Ex'plo*ra"tion\, noun [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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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