Etymology
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expedition (n.)

early 15c., expedicioun, "military campaign; the act of rapidly setting forth," from Old French expedicion "an expediting, implementation; expedition, mission" (13c.) and directly from Latin expeditionem (nominative expeditio) "an enterprise against an enemy, a military campaign," noun of action from past-participle stem of expedire "make ready, prepare" (see expedite). Meaning "journey for some purpose" is from 1590s. Sense by 1690s also included the body of persons on such a journey.

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Definitions of expedition

expedition (n.)
a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country;
Synonyms: military expedition / hostile expedition
expedition (n.)
an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose;
an expedition was sent to explore Mars
expedition (n.)
a journey organized for a particular purpose;
expedition (n.)
a journey taken for pleasure;
Synonyms: excursion / jaunt / outing / junket / pleasure trip / sashay
expedition (n.)
the property of being prompt and efficient;
Synonyms: dispatch / despatch / expeditiousness
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