exploratory exploratory  /ɪks ˈplɔ rə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

Usage(s):

  1. But in reality, his announcement that he's forming an exploratory committee means that the exploring is over.
  2. But in December she set up a gubernatorial exploratory committee, funding it with $1 million from her $8 million federal campaign chest.
  3. By midmorning, they had tunneled to the well pipe, cut a small exploratory window in its corroded sides.

News

  1. Bill Daley forms exploratory campaign for Ill. governor's bid

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 11 (UPI) -- Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daily announced Tuesday he is forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for Illinois governor.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Former Obama chief of staff launches exploratory governor bid

    (CNN) – Bill Daley, who served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff for one year between 2011 and 2012, announced Tuesday he was launching an exploratory bid for Illinois governor. "The people of Illinois are paying a price for political failure," Daley said in a video announcing his campaign, pointing to stalled pension reform […]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNN Political Ticker

  3. Bill Daley forms exploratory committee with eye toward taking on Quinn

    Taking aim at the Legislature’s inability to move on key issues, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will announce Tuesday that he’s eyeing a challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary for governor. “Today I am announcing that I am forming an exploratory campaign to run for governor of Illinois,” Daley says in an online video released early Tuesday. “The people of Illinois ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  1. In a letter to Parker dated Oct. 17, Grinstein said he and Delta's board "believe it would not be productive to engage in the type of exploratory discussions that you proposed at the time."
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Gerald Grinstein Source: KOTV

  2. "I'm not one for exploratory committees," Dodd said. "You're in or you're not."
    on Jan 20, 2007 By: Chris Dodd Source: Washington Post

  3. "I had an exploratory conversation with Indiana, and I am not going to pursue the Indiana job," Bennett told the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., for an article posted on the newspaper's website Sunday.
    on Mar 31, 2005 By: Tony Bennett Source: Los Angeles Times

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