Ex`pe*di"tion (?), n. [L. expeditio: cf.F. exp'edition.]
The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
With winged expedition
Swift as the lightning glance.
A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
Putting it straight in expedition.
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.
The expedition miserably failed.
Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
J. C. Fremont.
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