Exploratory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsplɔːrətɔːri|  American pronunciation of the word exploratory
Brit.  |ɪkˈsplɒrət(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word exploratory

adjective

- serving in or intended for exploration or discovery(syn: explorative)

an exploratory operation
exploratory reconnaissance
digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
exploratory talks between diplomats

Examples

He's going to have exploratory surgery on his knee.

digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico

the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research

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