Meaning of “explore” - Learner’s Dictionary

explore

verb uk us /ɪkˈsplɔːr/
LOOK AROUND [ I, T ]

B1 to go around a place where you have never been in order to find out what is there:

The children love exploring.
The best way to explore the countryside is on foot.
THINK CAREFULLY [ T ]

B2 to think about something very carefully before you make a decision about it:

We're exploring the possibility of buying a holiday home.
exploration uk us /ˌekspləˈreɪʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

She's always loved travel and exploration.

(Definition of “explore” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)