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expedition

noun uk   /ˌek.spəˈdɪʃ.ən/ us  

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.
Translations of “expedition”
in Korean 탐험…
in Arabic حَمْلَة…
in French expédition…
in Turkish planlı/amaçlı gezi, inceleme/araştırma gezisi…
in Italian spedizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅程, 遠征, 探險,考察…
in Russian экспедиция, поход…
in Polish ekspedycja, wyprawa…
in Spanish expedición…
in Portuguese expedição…
in German die Expedition…
in Catalan expedició…
in Japanese 探検…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅程, 远征, 探险,考察…
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