(?), n. [L. excavatio: cf. F. excavation.] 1. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
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2. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping. "A winding excavation." Glover.
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3. (Engin.) (a) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel. (b) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
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The delivery of the excavations at a distance of 250 feet.
E. L. Corthell.
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