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

First recorded in 1925–30

Other definitions for market research (2 of 2)

market-research
[ mahr-kit-ree-surch, -ri-surch ]
/ ˈmɑr kɪtˈri sɜrtʃ, -rɪˈsɜrtʃ /

verb (used with object)
to conduct market research on.

Origin of market-research

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for market research

market research

marketing research


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