Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun excavation

4 senses of excavation

Sense 1
excavation, digging, dig -- (the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton")
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Sense 2
dig, excavation, archeological site -- (the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig")
       => site, land site -- (the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school")

Sense 3
excavation -- (a hole in the ground made by excavating)
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 4
mining, excavation -- (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)
       => production -- ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production")

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