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Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
Andy Partridge

Meaning of "exploratory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXPLORATORY

exploratory  [ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXPLORATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exploratory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EXPLORATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of exploratory in the English dictionary

The first definition of exploratory in the dictionary is conducted for diagnostic purposes. Other definition of exploratory is preliminary and conducted in order to acquaint those involved with a problem, situation, etc, and in order to consider potential courses of action. Exploratory is also of or relating to the act or process of travelling around a place to find out what it is like.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXPLORATORY


declaratory
dɪˈklærətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
expiratory
ɪkˈspaɪərətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
imploratory
ɪmˈplɒrətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
inspiratory
ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
liberatory
ˈlɪbərətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
migratory
ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ
moratory
ˈmɒrətərɪ
observatory
əbˈzɜːvətərɪ
oratory
ˈɒrətərɪ
preparatory
prɪˈpærətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
separatory
ˈsepərətərɪ
vibratory
ˈvaɪbrətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXPLORATORY

exploitative
exploitatively
exploiter
exploitive
exploits
exploration
explorational
explorationist
explorative
exploratively
explore
Explorer
explosible
explosion
explosion welding
explosive
explosive device
explosive forming
explosively
explosiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXPLORATORY

accusatory
ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
crematory
derogatory
directory
hallucinatory
lavatory
modulatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
purgatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
signatory

Synonyms and antonyms of exploratory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXPLORATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «exploratory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of exploratory

Translation of «exploratory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXPLORATORY

Find out the translation of exploratory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exploratory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exploratory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

探索性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exploratorio
570 millions of speakers

English

exploratory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खोजपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاستكشافية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

разведочное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exploratório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গবেষণামূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exploratoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penerokaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

exploratorisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

探検の 
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

답사의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eksplorasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cách chẩn mạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆராய்வதற்கான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोधपूर्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

araştırma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esplorativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozpoznawcza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розвідницьке
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

explorare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διερευνητική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondersoekende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utforskande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utforsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exploratory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPLORATORY»

The term «exploratory» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.842 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPLORATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exploratory

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7 QUOTES WITH «EXPLORATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word exploratory.
1
David Almond
It's always been the case that politicians want different things from children than good educators do. Good educators want imaginative, exploratory beings, but politicians just want economic units.
2
Shane Carruth
I'm only interested in science fiction that's used as a literary device, a shortcut into something more exploratory or universal about our experience. That's why I think it was invented and why mythology was invented; it's a tool, not an end to itself.
3
Renee Fleming
For years, I had no time for exploratory travel.
4
Alison Gopnik
Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental.
5
Stefan Hell
I think that's something a scientist can do because a scientist works at a border, at the edge of science, at the edge of knowledge, and so there's a lot of fun of reaching out and thinking about things that other people didn't think about. And so it has a kind of exploratory notion, kind of adventurous part in it.
6
Andy Partridge
Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
7
Neil Turok
The world is not made up of particles and waves and beams of light with a definite existence. Instead, the world works in a much more exploratory way. It is aware of all the possibilities at once and trying them out all the time. That is a hard thing to picture.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXPLORATORY»

Discover the use of exploratory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exploratory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and ...
Concise, entertaining, and actionable, this book introduces robust techniques that have been used extensively by real testers on shipping software, illuminating their actual experiences with these techniques, and the results they’ve ...
James A. Whittaker, 2009
2
Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB
This text places the tools needed to implement EDA theory at the fingertips of researchers, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and statisticians by using a practical/computational approach.
Wendy L. Martinez, Angel Martinez, Jeffrey Solka, 2004
3
Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences
Robert Stebbins addresses an area of social science that receives scant attention: exploration as a methodological process. The author emphasises its importance then leads the reader through the process in a highly readable way.
Robert A. Stebbins, 2001
4
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj. A sociogram depicts the structure of ties within a group. This example shows not only which girls are popular, as indicated by the number of choices they receive, but also whether the choices ...
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj, 2011
5
Exploratory Galois Theory
The text is appropriate for traditional lecture courses, for seminars, or for self-paced independent study by undergraduates and graduate students.
John Swallow, 2004
6
Rethinking Evidence: Exploratory Essays
This book argues that problems of evidence in law are closely related to the handling of evidence in other kinds of practical decision-making and other academic disciplines, that it is closely related to common sense and that it is an ...
William Twining, 2006
7
Multivariate Exploratory Data Analysis: A Perspective on ...
The book presents a unique perspective on all phases of exploratory factor analysis.
Allen Yates, 1987
8
Fundamentals of Exploratory Analysis of Variance
The analysis of variance is presented as an exploratory component of data analysis, while retaining the customary least squares fitting methods. Balanced data layouts are used to reveal key ideas and techniques for exploration.
David C. Hoaglin, Frederick Mosteller, John W. Tukey, 1991
9
Exploratory Data Analysis Using Fisher Information
This book uses a mathematical approach to deriving the laws of science and technology that is based upon the concept of Fisher information.
Roy Frieden, Robert A. Gatenby, 2010
10
Exploratory Search: Beyond the Query-response Paradigm
Exploratory search systems support this through symbiotic human-machine relationships that provide guidance in exploring unfamiliar information landscapes. Exploratory search has gained prominence in recent years.
Ryen White, Ryen W. White, Resa A. Roth, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXPLORATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exploratory is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Shell awaits damage report on vessel for Arctic drilling
The first defense against an exploratory well blowout would be blind shear arms that could seal a well. The second is an infusion of drilling mud ... «Times Daily, Jul 15»
2
Dennis Hof announces Exploratory Committee to run for Harry …
CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Dennis Hof has announced he has joined the Libertarian Party and has organized an exploratory committee to ... «KRNV My News 4, Jul 15»
3
Rob Hogg announces exploratory committee for US Senate
Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, has formed an exploratory committee — a step that allows him to raise funds toward a possible ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
4
Exploratory meeting: Two Baloch chieftains to meet Khan of Kalat soon
A delegation comprising two influential tribal chieftains will soon leave for London to hold an 'exploratory meeting' with Khan of Kalat Prince ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Dog in Butler County ate 62 hair bands, 8 pairs of underwear, more
Ibrahim, known as "Doctor I" to his patients, performed nearly two hours of exploratory surgery. "And I found this hair band attached to another ... «WTAE Pittsburgh, Jul 15»
6
Brothel Baron Bolts Party--Dennis Hof Announces Exploratory
LPNevada.org) and forming an official Exploratory Committee to consider a run for Harry Reid's U.S. senate seat in 2016. Hof's move to run for ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
7
PM Modi, Kazakh counterpart launch exploratory drilling of Satpayev …
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kazakh counterpart Karim Massimov have jointly launched the first exploratory drilling of the Satpayev ... «Web India, Jul 15»
8
A Healthier Flandreau? Walking / Bike Path Exploratory Committee
The term 'healthy community' gets thrown around a lot these days. In fact, there are a growing number of funding opportunities out there for ... «Moody County Enterprise, Jul 15»
9
South Alabama initiates exploratory process for on-campus football …
COURTESY SOUTH ALABAMA The University of South Alabama has initiated the exploratory process for an on-campus stadium. «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
10
McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress
KEARNY — State Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, announced Monday she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional ... «Eastern Arizona Courier, Jul 15»

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