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Definition of exploratory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

exploratory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪkˈsplɔrəˌtɔri//
 
 
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done with the intention of examining something in order to find out more about it exploratory surgery exploratory drilling for oil an exploratory expedition up the Amazon Exploratory discussions between management and the unions have ended in stalemate.
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