case study

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noun
  1. a study of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social group, usually emphasizing developmental issues and relationships with the environment, especially in order to compare a larger group to the individual unit.
  2. case history.

Origin of case study

First recorded in 1930–35
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Related Words for case study

dossier, anamnesis

British Dictionary definitions for case study

case study

noun
  1. the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations
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case study in Medicine

case study

n.
  1. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
  2. An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.
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