exploratory

Definitions of exploratory
  1. adjective
    serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    “an exploratory operation”
    exploratory reconnaissance”
    “digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico”
    exploratory talks between diplomats”
    synonyms: explorative
    alpha
    early testing stage of a software or hardware product
    beta
    preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product
    preliminary
    denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding
    searching
    exploring thoroughly
    wildcat
    (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
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