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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pe·di·tion /ˌɛkspəˈdɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pe·di·tion n.
 1. 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.  
 2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
    Putting it straight in expedition.
 3. 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.   --Prescott.
    Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective
           in a foreign country [syn: military expedition, hostile
      2: an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a
         particular purpose; "an expedition was sent to explore
      3: a journey organized for a particular purpose
      4: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the
         shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious
         sashays into the field" [syn: excursion, jaunt, outing,
          junket, pleasure trip, sashay]
      5: the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done
         with dispatch" [syn: dispatch, despatch, expeditiousness]