Pronunciation key

( ek′spi-dishən )



[ME. expedicioun, military campaign; OFr.; expedition L. expeditio pp. of expedire; to extracate. See EXPEDITE].

  1. An organized group which are sent forth, or to embark upon a voyage, march, etc. for some specific purpose such as exploration or battle.
  2. A journey for such a purpose.
  3. The group that undertakes such a journey and the vehicles, equipment, etc. on such a journey.
  4. Promptness. Efficient speed in performance; dispatch.

Syn. haste, trip.


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition ©1985
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