excavation

  1. the act of digging
  2. the site of an archeological exploration
  3. the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

Excavation

• (n.) The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass. • (n.) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity. • (n.) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel. • (n.) A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.Excavation: ...
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excavation

(eks″kә-va´shәn) the act of hollowing out. a hollowed-out space, or pouchlike cavity. atrophic excavation cupping of the optic disk, due to atrophy of the optic nerve fibers. excavation of optic disk , physiologic excavation&...
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excavation

(from the article `archaeology`) Excavation is the surgical aspect of archaeology: it is surgery of the buried landscape and is carried out with all the skilled craftsmanship that ... [5 related articles]
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Excavation

(from the article `de Kooning, Willem`) ...period after his first show were complex, agitated abstractions such as Asheville (1948–49), Attic (1949), and Excavation (1950; Art Institute, ...
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excavation

(from the article `tunnels and underground excavations`) horizontal underground passageway produced by excavation or occasionally by nature`s action in dissolving a soluble rock, such as limestone. A ...
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excavation

1. A natural cavity, pouch, or recess. ... Synonym: excavatio. ... 2. A cavity formed artificially or as the result of a pathologic process. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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excavation

noun the act of digging; `there`s an interesting excavation going on near Princeton`
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excavation

noun a hole in the ground made by excavating
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Excavation

[archaeology] In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. An excavation site or `dig` is a site being studied. Such a site excavation concerns itself with a specific archaeological site or a connected series of sites, and may be conducted over as little as several weeks to over a number of...
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Excavation

[medicine] In medicine, excavation has two meanings: Examples of the latter include: ...
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Excavation

Ex`ca·va'tion noun [ Latin excavatio : confer French excavation .] 1. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass. 2. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping. 'A winding excavation .' Glover....
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excavation

a hole made in the ground for installing a foundation
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excavation

an area where rock or alluvium has been removed.
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excavation

excavation 1. The act or process of excavating. 2. A hole formed by excavating.
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Excavation

Excavation is the best known and most commonly used within the science of archaeology. In this sense it is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains. The term is also used for an example of the application of the technique to the study of a given site. In this sense, an excavation may sometimes be referred to as a "dig" by th...
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excavation

In archaeology, the systematic recovery of data through the exposure of buried sites and artefacts. Excavation is destructive, and is therefore accompanied by a comprehensive recording of all...
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excavation

In archaeology, the systematic recovery of data through the exposure of buried sites and artefacts. Excavation is destructive, and is therefore accompanied by a comprehensive recording of all material found and its three-dimensional locations (its context). As much material and information as possible must be recovered from any dig. A full reco...
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excavation

the act of digging
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excavation

Type: Term Pronunciation: eks′kă-vā′shŭn Definitions: 1. A natural cavity, pouch, or recess; a sunken or depressed area. 2. A cavity formed artificially or as the result of a pathologic process. Synonyms: depression2, excavatio
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excavation

[n] - a hole in the ground made by excavating 2. [n] - the act of digging
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