ex·ca·va·tion /ˌɛkskəˈveʃən/ 名詞
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.”
3. Engin. (a) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel. (b) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
The delivery of the excavations at a distance of 250 feet. --E. L. Corthell.
n 1: the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going
on near Princeton" [syn: digging, dig]
2: the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp
next to the dig" [syn: dig, archeological site]
3: a hole in the ground made by excavating [syn: hole in the
4: the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth [syn: