Meaning of expedition

ex•pe•di•tion

Pronunciation: (ek"spi-dish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. an excursion, journey, or voyage made for some specific purpose, as of war or exploration.
  2. the group of persons, ships, etc., engaged in such an activity: a large expedition of scientists and military personnel.
  3. promptness or speed in accomplishing something: He worked with great expedition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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