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expedition

noun uk   us   /ˌek.spəˈdɪʃ.ən/

expedition noun (JOURNEY)

B1 [C] an organized journey for a particular purpose: We're going on a shopping expedition on Saturday. Scott died while he was on an expedition to the Antarctic in 1912. [C] the people, vehicles, animals, etc. taking part in an expedition: The British expedition to Mount Everest is leaving next month.

expedition noun (SPEED)

[U] formal speed in doing something: We will deal with your order with the greatest possible expedition.
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