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Definition of Expedition

Expedition

  1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
  2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
  3. An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion.

Expedition Quotations

Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.
Edmund Hillary

We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months. And I was having the time of my life. It could have been an archeological expedition, a military expedition.
Peter O'Toole

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
George Washington

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Dave Barry

Now my eyes are turned from the South to the North, and I want to lead one more Expedition. This will be the last... to the North Pole.
Ernest Shackleton
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Expedition Translations

expedition in Dutch is expeditie
expedition in German is Entdeckungsreise
expedition in Italian is spedizione
expedition in Latin is expeditione
expedition in Norwegian is ekspedisjon
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