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exploratory

ex·plor·a·to·ry

exploratory

pronunciation:
ihk splo rih to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: related to, inclined to, or for the purpose of exploration.
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The word exploratory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).