Meaning of excavation

ex•ca•va•tion

Pronunciation: (eks"ku-vā'shun), [key]
— 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.
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