Expedition vs Promptness - What's the difference?

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Expedition is a related term of promptness.


As nouns the difference between expedition and promptness

is that expedition is the act of expediting or hurrying while promptness is the habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.

expedition

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • To act of expediting something; prompt execution.
  • A military journey; an enterprise against some enemy or into enemy territory.
  • The quality of being expedite; speed, quickness.
  • * 1719 , (Daniel Defoe), :
  • one of them began to come nearer our boat than at first I expected; but I lay ready for him, for I had loaded my gun with all possible expedition […].
  • * 1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 331:
  • *:he presently exerted his utmost agility, and with surprizing expedition ascended the hill.
  • *1979 , , Smiley's People , Folio Society 2010, p. 33:
  • *:The photographer had photographed, the doctor had certified life extinct, the pathologist had inspected the body in situ'' as a prelude to conducting his autopsy – all with an expedition quite contrary to the proper pace of things, merely in order to clear the way for the visiting ''irregular , as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Crime and Ops) had liked to call him.
  • An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition.
  • The body of persons making such excursion.
  • promptness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.
  • The habit of adhering to a designated time.
  • Synonyms

    * (habit of doing things with out delay) promptitude * (habit of adhering to a designated time) punctuality, timeliness