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Noun: expedition  ,ek-spi'di-shun
  1. (military) a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    - military expedition, hostile expedition
  2. An organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
    "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
  3. A journey organized for a particular purpose
  4. A journey taken for pleasure
    "many summer expeditions to the shore";
    - excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, sashay [N. Amer]
  5. The property of being prompt and efficient
    "it was done with expedition";
    - dispatch, despatch [Brit], expeditiousness

Derived forms: expeditions

Type of: campaign, celerity [archaic], journey, journeying, military campaign, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, working group, working party [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Expedition