Excavation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekskəˈveɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word excavation
Brit.  |ɛkskəˈveɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word excavation

noun

- the act of digging(syn: dig, digging)

there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton

- the site of an archeological exploration (syn: dig)
- a hole in the ground made by excavating
- the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth (syn: mining)

Examples

there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton

The museum displays relics found during the excavation of the site.

Word forms

noun
singular: excavation
plural: excavations
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