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Pronunciation:  `ekspi'dishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a journey organized for a particular purpose
  2. [n]  a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
  3. [n]  a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
  4. [n]  the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch"
  5. [n]  an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose; "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"

EXPEDITION is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: despatch, dispatch, excursion, expeditiousness, hostile expedition, jaunt, junket, military expedition, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
 See Also: airing, campaign, celerity, Crusade, exploration, field trip, geographic expedition, hunting expedition, journey, journeying, military campaign, quickness, rapidity, safari, scouting trip, working group, working party



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex`pe*di"tion\, n. [L. expeditio: cf.F.
1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness;
   haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail
   with expedition.

         With winged expedition

         Swift as the lightning glance. ?

2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some
   object of consequence; progress.

         Putting it straight in expedition. ?

3. An important enterprise, implying a change of place;
   especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with
   martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for
   a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or
   scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making
   such excursion.

         The expedition miserably failed.      --Prescott.

         Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky
         Mountains. --J. C. Fremont.

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