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Definition of Excavation


  1. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
  2. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
  3. An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
  4. The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.

Excavation Translations

excavation in French is fouille
excavation in German is Ausgrabung {f}
excavation in Italian is escavazione
excavation in Norwegian is utgravning