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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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Our exploration has determined one thing which will probably be of little value to us and never heard of beyond Caprona's walls--this crater was once entirely filled with water.
Bradley is away again on another exploration expedition to the cliffs.
Never had the spirit of adventure lured him more strongly than on this amazing exploration of the realm of mind.
We mention these otherwise unimportant incidents, in order to show that our exploration of the palace was not impeded by any attempt at concealment.
An officer of the Federal force, who, in a spirit of adventure or in quest of knowledge, had left the hidden bivouac in the valley, and, with aimless feet, had made his way to the lower edge of a small open space near the foot of the cliff, was considering what he had to gain by pushing his exploration further.
I was discovering a new world, and such was the passion of my exploration that the old world of John Barleycorn held no inducements for me.
All these raptured voyages of exploration were made in the odd half hours which she was allowed for play, and Anne talked Matthew and Marilla halfdeaf over her discoveries.
I was not enjoying the exploration of modern Europe as I had anticipated--I was unhappy.
As she came nearer and nearer to the familiar breeding places there was more and more earnestness in Laska's exploration.
BRDC) has gone public to help finance its explorations in the Attawapiskat area.
Prior work includes exploration management for Miramar Mining Corporation, Nerco Exploration Company and Northern Orion Explorations.
Greater Lenora Explorations, once a major player in local prospecting, did no development on its Golden Harker property last year.

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