noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose b. the group of persons making such a journey 2. efficient promptness ; speed 3. a sending or setting forth Synonyms: see hasteexpeditioner noun

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  • Expedition — Expedition …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • expédition — [ ɛkspedisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. expeditio I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Action d expédier (I, 1o) ce qu on a à faire. L expédition d une affaire. ⇒ achèvement, exécution. Admin. Le président du Conseil démissionnaire est chargé de l expédition des affaires… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Expedition — Ex pe*di tion, n. [L. expeditio: cf.F. exp[ e]dition.] 1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition. [1913 Webster] With winged expedition [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expedition — Expedition. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on expedie. Prompte expedition. Il se dit des depesches, des lettres qu on expedie, soit missives particulieres, soit ordres, instructions, memoires, soit actes de Justice. Ce Courrier attend ses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Expedition — may refer to: * A journey undertaken for a specific purpose, usually exploration and/or research *Military expedition * Expedition , the science fiction book by Wayne Douglas Barlowe. * Ford Expedition, a Ford Motor Company s large sports utility …   Wikipedia

  • Expedition — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. expedītio ( ōnis) Erledigung, Abfertigung, Feldzug , einem Abstraktum zu l. expedīre erledigen, losmachen, eigentlich den Fuß aus Fesseln befreien , einer Präfixableitung zu l. pēs (pedis) m. Fuß .… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • expedition — et achevement, Confectio. Expedition et charge de conduire une armée, Ducatus. La chose sera de longue expedition, Longe res abibit, B. ex Vlp …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • expedition — UK US /ˌekspɪˈdɪʃən/ noun [U] FORMAL ► speed in doing something: »We will deal with your order with the greatest possible expedition …   Financial and business terms

  • expedition — early 15c., military campaign; the act of rapidly setting forth, from M.Fr. expédition (13c.) and directly from L. expeditionem (nom. expeditio), noun of action from pp. stem of expidere (see EXPEDITE (Cf. expedite)). Meaning journey for some… …   Etymology dictionary

  • expedition — [n1] journey; people on a journey campaign, caravan, cavalcade, company, crew, crowd, cruise, crusade, enterprise, entrada, excursion, exploration, explorers, fleet, jaunt, junket, mission, outing, party, patrol, peregrination, picnic, posse,… …   New thesaurus

  • expedition — [eks΄pə dish′ən] n. [ME expedicioun < OFr expedition < L expeditio < pp. of expedire: see EXPEDITE] 1. a) a sending forth or starting out on a journey, voyage, march, etc. for some definite purpose, as exploration or battle b) the… …   English World dictionary

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