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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexploratoryex‧plor‧a‧to‧ry /ɪkˈsplɒrətəri $ ɪkˈsplɔːrətɔːri/ adjective  FIND OUTdone in order to find out more about something He’s going to have exploratory surgery on his knee.
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exploratoryThe operations had been mainly exploratory.Additional potential risk factors for delayed healing were examined in a subsequent exploratory analysis.Name-giving is one of the perquisites of leading exploratory dives to vent sites.As reported, an exploratory meeting already has been held.The scheme provides awards of up to £2,000 per project for exploratory or pilot research.The principal aim of this exploratory research is to gain a better understanding of franchising and the franchising decision.Recently a man I knew had an exploratory study.
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