research-intensive

[ ri-surch-in-ten-siv ]
/ rɪˈsɜrtʃ ɪnˌtɛn sɪv /

adjective

focusing financial and other resources on research and development as opposed to capital and labor; noting or pertaining to a high ratio of expenditure on research in relation to the value of net output.

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