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research and development

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  1. the part of a commercial company's activity concerned with applying the results of scientific research to develop new products and improve existing onesAbbreviation: R & D
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experiment, testing, investigation, examination, struggle, probation, effort, search, probe, attempt, observation, undertaking, study, practice, enterprise, analysis, research, trial, procedure, venture

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