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exploration

 [eks″plo-ra´shun]
investigation or examination for diagnostic purposes. adj., adj explo´ratory.

ex·plo·ra·tion

(eks'plōr-ā'shŭn),
An active examination, usually involving a surgical procedure, to ascertain conditions present within a body cavity as an aid in diagnosis.
[L. ex-ploro, pp. -ploratus, to explore]

exploration

/ex·plo·ra·tion/ (eks″plor-a´shun) investigation or examination for diagnostic purposes.explo´ratory

ex·plo·ra·tion

(eks'plŏr-ā'shŭn)
An active examination, usually involving endoscopy or a surgical procedure, to ascertain conditions present as an aid in diagnosis.

ex·plo·ra·tion

(eks'plŏr-ā'shŭn)
An active examination, usually involving a dental or surgical procedure, to ascertain conditions present within a body cavity as an aid in diagnosis.

exploration,

n 1. an examination by touch, either with or without instruments. E.g., a carious lesion is explored with a special explorer, but the mucobuccal fold may be explored with the finger.
n 2. the process of examination of a surface, with or without the use of instruments, to determine the condition or the surface depth of a defect or other similar diagnostic parameters.

exploration

investigation or examination for diagnostic purposes.
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At last, one afternoon, she arrived very late, with her face so desperately pale and her eyes so desperately red, that Raoul resolved to go to all lengths, including that which he foreshadowed when he blurted out that he would not go on the North Pole expedition unless she first told him the secret of the man's voice.
One of the first to revive these tramontane expeditions was General Ashley, of Missouri, a man whose courage and achievements in the prosecution of his enterprises have rendered him famous in the Far West.
The intervening mountains generally two or three thousand feet above the level of the sea geographically define the territories of each of these hostile tribes, who never cross them, save on some expedition of war or plunder.
Among them were journals and letters narrating expeditions by sea, and journeys to and fro across the Rocky Mountains by routes before untravelled, together with documents illustrative of savage and colonial life on the borders of the Pacific.
Three white men, then, two half-breeds, one negro, and three Indians made up the personnel of the little expedition which lay waiting for its instructions at Manaos before starting upon its singular quest.
From this island the latest expedition, sent by way of the great lakes to explore the sources of the Nile, had just set out.
Almost immediately upon his return to the village Tarzan commenced making preparations for leading an expedition in search of the ruined city of gold which old Waziri had described to him.
I accompanied the whale-fishers on several expeditions to the North Sea; I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage.
So it will be an old-fashioned expedition, in a way.
But one day the chance was lost forever, in so far as it could come in time to save his loved ones, for he was ordered away upon a long expedition to the ice-clad south, to make war upon the natives there and despoil them of their furs, for such is the manner of the green Barsoomian; he does not labor for what he can wrest in battle from others.
In virtue of my office as Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the French Government had attached me to that expedition.
Well, this is it," replied Planchet: "you appear to me to be going on some expedition or other.