adjective Date: 1817 of, relating to, or being an expedition; also sent on military service abroad <
an expeditionary force

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  • Expeditionary — Ex pe*di tion*a*ry, a. Of or pertaining to an expedition; as, an expeditionary force. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expeditionary — /ek spi dish euh ner ee/, adj. pertaining to or composing an expedition: an expeditionary force. [1700 10; EXPEDITION + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • expeditionary — adj. Expeditionary is used with these nouns: ↑force …   Collocations dictionary

  • expeditionary — adjective expeditionary army/force etc an army etc that is sent to a battle in another country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expeditionary — /ɛkspəˈdɪʃənri/ (say ekspuh dishuhnree), / ʃənəri/ (say shuhnuhree) adjective relating to or composing an expedition, especially one for military purposes: an expeditionary force …   Australian English dictionary

  • expeditionary — expedition ► NOUN 1) a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose. 2) formal promptness or speed in doing something. DERIVATIVES expeditionary adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • expeditionary — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an expedition b) Intended for military operations abroad …   Wiktionary

  • expeditionary — ex·pe di·tion·ar·y || ‚ ekspɪ dɪʃnÉ™rɪ adj. of or pertaining to an expedition, of or pertaining to a journey embarked upon for a specific purpose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expeditionary — ex·pe·di·tion·ary …   English syllables

  • expeditionary — ex•pe•di•tion•ar•y [[t]ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əˌnɛr i[/t]] adj. pertaining to or composing an expedition • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

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