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Definition 1: a journey organized for a particular purpose - [noun denoting act]

(expedition is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of expedition ) an expedition undertaken to gain information

(... is a kind of expedition ) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)

(... is a kind of expedition ) to travel for the purpose of discovery

Definition 2: a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for expedition in the sense of this definition

(expedition is a kind of ...) several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)

(... is a kind of expedition ) any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

(expedition belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: a journey taken for pleasure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where expedition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • many summer excursions to the shore
  • it was merely a pleasure trip
  • after cautious sashays into the field

Synonyms for expedition in the sense of this definition

(expedition is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of expedition ) a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air

"he took the dogs for an airing"

(... is a kind of expedition ) a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination

Definition 4: the property of being prompt and efficient - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where expedition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was done with dispatch

Synonyms for expedition in the sense of this definition

(expedition is a kind of ...) a rate that is rapid

Definition 5: an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose - [noun denoting group]

Samples where expedition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an expedition was sent to explore Mars

(expedition is a kind of ...) a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved

"the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"

(... is an instance of expedition) an expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; traveled from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River from 1803 to 1806

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