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expeditionnoun [C]

 us   /ˌek·spəˈdɪʃ·ən/
a ​long, ​organizedtrip for a ​particularpurpose, or the ​people, ​vehicles, or ​ships making such a ​trip: a ​military expedition
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expeditionnoun

uk   us   /ˌek.spəˈdɪʃ.ən/

expedition noun (JOURNEY)

B1 [C] an ​organizedjourney for a ​particularpurpose: 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 toMount Everest is ​leaving next ​month.

expedition noun (SPEED)

[U] formal speed in doing something: We will ​deal with ​yourorder with the ​greatestpossible expedition.
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expeditionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌekspɪˈdɪʃən/ formal
speed in doing something: We will ​deal with your ​order with the greatest possible expedition.
(Definition of expedition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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