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ex·pe·di·tion

expedition

 
 
pronunciation:
ek spih dI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a journey taken for a reason, or a group taking such a trip.
The scientists made an expedition to the rain forest.The expedition ran into trouble when its boat sprang a leak.
similar words:
adventure, excursion, exploration, field trip, journey, outing, safari, trip, voyage
Word History
Expedition comes from a Latin word that means "to free the feet." "Ped," which forms part of the word "expedition," means "foot" or "feet" in Latin. Other English words which contain "ped" and come from Latin include pedal and quadruped.
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