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excursion

noun [C] uk   /ɪkˈskɜː.ʃən/ us    /-ˈskɝː-/
a short journey usually made for pleasure, often by a group of people: This year's annual excursion will be to Lincoln. Next week we're going on an excursion. excursion into sth a short involvement in a new activity: A teacher by profession, this is her first excursion into writing.
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