Meaning of EXCAVATION in English


— excavational , adj.

/eks'keuh vay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. a hole or cavity made by excavating.

2. the act of excavating.

3. an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site.

[ 1605-15; excavation- (s. of excavatio ) a hollowing. See EXCAVATE, -ION ]

Syn. 1. See hole .

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