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Expedition

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun expedition:

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Definition of the noun expedition

What does expedition mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: expeditions

  1. a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
  2. an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
    • example: an expedition was sent to explore Mars
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: working group / working party = a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
    • instance: Lewis and Clark Expedition = an expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  3. a journey organized for a particular purpose
  4. a journey taken for pleasure
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of expedition: excursion / jaunt / junket / outing / pleasure trip / sashay
    • more generic words: journey / journeying = the act of traveling from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • airing = a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
      • field trip = a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
  5. the property of being prompt and efficient

Specialised definition of the noun expedition

Glossary of sports

a trip made by a group of people for a particular purpose, such as to discover unknown territory (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Music

  1. "Expedition" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Expedition" a.k.a. "Expédition" is a musical album of Les Farfadets.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Expedition" is a musical album of R6.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Expedition" is a musical album of Index ID.

Writings

"Expedition" is a science fiction book by artist-author Wayne Douglas Barlowe. Subtitled "Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV", it is written as though published in the year 2366, five years after Barlowe's participation in a voyage to an alien planet, dubbed Darwin IV in honor of Charles Darwin.

  • also known as "Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the A.D. 2358 Voyage to Darwin IV", Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the A.D. 2358 Voyage to Darwin IV
  • language: English Language
  • author: Wayne Barlowe
  • genre: Science Fiction
  • copyright: 1990-11
  • released in (25 years ago)

Game

Expedition is an award-winning game.

  • award: - Meeples' Choice Award

Miscellanea

Expedition a.k.a. Expedition! is an American travel documentary television series that was broadcast in the United States on ABC Tuesday nights in the 1960-61 television season and Monday nights in the 1961-62 television season.

Phrases with Expedition

  1. fishing expedition
  2. hostile expedition
  3. hunting expedition
  4. military expedition
  5. geographic expedition
  6. lewis and clark expedition

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Expedition

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Google previewThe Inland Printer (1887)

ALTiioUoir expedition is a most desirable qualification in a compositor. yet alone it is far from constituting a good workman; and the man who possesses no other claims to the title will be found competent to little more than setting reprints, ...

Google previewExpedition Agroparks (2011)

Research by Design into Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Network Society by Peter J.A.M. Smeets

An expedition is a methodological quest, set up as an enterprise, based around an ambition. The expedition in this book, the quest for new forms of agriculture in the metropolis from the perspective of sustainable development, began around ...

Google previewShackleton's Forgotten Expedition (2008)

The Voyage of the Nimrod by Beau Riffenburgh

Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition is the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey toward the South Pole.

Google previewThe Great Canoes in the Sky (2016)

Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific by Stephen Robert Chadwick, Martin Paviour-Smith

Another of the more arresting aspects of the astronomy of the Cambridge Expedition is the inclusion of illustrations of the constellations drawn by the informants themselves. They bring to life the image in the sky and make immediate a different ...

Google previewA View Of The Hard-Labour Bill (1843)

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Expedition is the good to be aimed at: delay an evil to be submitted to through necessity, and only to the extent of the necessity. But of this hereafter in its place. As to the inviolability of the order of the causes, by the parties whom the committee ...

Google previewThe Works of Jeremy Bentham (1843)

Now First Collected

Expedition is the good to be aimed at: delay an evil to be submitted to through necessity, and only to the extent of the necessity. But of this hereafter in its place. As to the inviolability of the order of the causes, by the parties whom the committee ...

Google previewThe Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (2013)

by Donald Kagan

This attitude is understandable, for the portionofthe history describingthe Sicilian expedition is the mostpolished ofall Thucydides' work, the most carefully constructed for dramatic effect, the most hauntingly convincing.

Google previewDictionary of Indian Biography (1906)

by Charles Edward Buckland

Roberts' march from Kabul to Kandahar and the battle there: served in Marri expedition under General Macgregor : in Boer war with Natal Field Force, 1881, and in Egyptian war, 1882 : present at Tel-el-Kebir : served under Sir Charles Warren ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

after its first expedition by Nobu Shirase in 1911–1912. Present Antarctic programs of Japan have been continuing nearly 50 years and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (1998)

by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

Valdivia Expedition (1898-1899) also known as the German Deep-Sea Expedition studied physical and biological conditions in the south east Atlantic and the Indian Ocean under C. Chun, and penetrated the Antarctic waters as far as ice ...

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Small photo of Syuru, Asmat Region/ Indonesia - November 9 2012: A woman wears a headdress of black cassowary feathers, bead necklaces, and a woven coir dress to welcome visitors from a small expedition shipSmall photo of Syuru, Asmat Region/ Indonesia - November 9 2012: A woman wears a headdress of black cassowary feathers, bead necklaces, and a woven coir dress to welcome visitors from a small expedition shipSmall photo of Svalbard Ice Cave Entrance Steps - North Pole ExpeditionSmall photo of portrait scientist of the polar expedition on ice shellSmall photo of On a Winter ExpeditionSmall photo of Small expedition shipSmall photo of Expedition with a ship in the Arctic of Svalbard, Norway More...

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Quotes about Expedition

There must be a punitive expedition against the Jews in Russia, a punitive expedition which will expect: death sentence and execution. Then the world will see the end of the Jews is also the end of Bolshevism. (Julius Streicher)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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