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Definition of expedition:

  1. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
  2. 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.
  3. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.


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