[mahr-kit-ree-surch, -ri-surch]

verb (used with object)

to conduct market research on.

Nearby words

  1. market segment,
  2. market segmentation,
  3. market share,
  4. market town,
  5. market value,
  6. market-test,
  7. marketable,
  8. marketable title,
  9. marketeer,
  10. marketer

Origin of market-research

First recorded in 1965–70

market research


the gathering and studying of data relating to consumer preferences, purchasing power, etc., especially prior to introducing a product on the market.

Origin of market research

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for market-research

market research

marketing research


the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends
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