HyperDic: exploratory

English > 1 sense of the word exploratory:
ADJECTIVEallexploratory, explorativeserving in or intended for exploration or discovery
exploratory > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > exploratory: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningServing in or intended for exploration or discovery.
  • "an exploratory operation"
  • "exploratory reconnaissance"
  • "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico"
  • "exploratory talks between diplomats"
NarroweralphaEarly testing stage / stage of a software or hardware product
betapreliminary or testing stage / stage of a software or hardware product
preliminaryDenoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important
searchingexploring thoroughly
wildcat(of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
Oppositenonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexploratory, unexplorativenot exploratory
Verbsexploreinquire into
exploretravel to or penetrate into
exploreexamine minutely
exploreexamine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

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