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noun [countable] expedition pronunciation in British English /ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a long journey organized for a particular purpose, especially to a dangerous or distant place
    expedition to: the 1910 expedition to Antarctica led by Captain Scott
    make/mount/undertake an expedition: We are hoping to mount the first manned expedition to Mars by 2020.
    on an expedition: She died while on an expedition to Peru to study nocturnal mammals.
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    1. a.
      a group of people who go on an expedition
      The expedition successfully reached the top of Mt Everest.
  2. 2
    a short journey somewhere, especially for pleasure
    We plan to go on a shopping expedition.
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  3. 3
    a long journey made by soldiers in order to attack a particular place or group of people
    Rumours spread amongst the rebels that a massive punitive expedition against them was being prepared.


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