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noun [countable/uncountable] exploration pronunciation in American English /ˌekspləˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a trip to a place to learn about it or to search for something valuable such as oil
    the future of space exploration
    oil/gas/mineral exploration
    exploration of: Exploration of the solar system began in the 19th century.
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  2. 2
    a thorough examination or discussion of a subject, idea, etc.
    exploration of/into: Shakespeare’s exploration of the theme of friendship


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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