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market-research

[mahr-kit-ree-surch, -ri-surch]
verb (used with object)
  1. to conduct market research on.
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Origin of market-research

First recorded in 1965–70

market research

noun
  1. 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
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Related Words for market-research

census, inquiry, poll

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British Dictionary definitions for market-research

market research

marketing research

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