Origin of re-search
- diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
- a particular instance or piece of research.
- to make researches; investigate carefully.
- to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.
Origin of research
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Examples from the Web for researches
She writes in Spanish, 11 hours a day, and she researches extensively.Isabel Allende’s Controversial New Thriller
February 23, 2014
His speaking telegraph was likewise the outcome of these researches.
His researches on the dynamo caused him to devise what he calls an 'harmonic engine.'
Researches in the direction of the apex have not been made recently.
Our researches were successful as to the first object, but not as to the second.Freeland
I am glad to say, too, that he has published his researches in time to enable me to give you an account of them.
- systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
- to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
Word Origin and History for researches
1570s, "act of searching closely," from Middle French recerche (1530s, Modern French recherche), back-formation from Old French recercher (see research (v.)). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1630s. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.