exploration - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    a journey 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