- diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
- a particular instance or piece of research.
- to make researches; investigate carefully.
- to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.
Origin of research
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Examples from the Web for researcher
“The bigger issue is that vendors are not held accountable for writing insecure code,” says researcher Rios.How Your Pacemaker Will Get Hacked
Kaiser Health News
November 17, 2014
In one video, a Human Rights Watch researcher tells us, they force a gay man to rape himself with a bottle.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up
October 6, 2014
It does to researcher Julie Myers at the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in New York City.Dissed By Her Doctor for Wanting HIV Protection
September 6, 2014
A researcher attending a fertility conference in Michigan this week discussed her research linking obesity to lower fertility.The Biggest Myths and Truths About Baby Making
July 25, 2014
One researcher, in defense of the animals, even sued Disney for defamation (PDF) of character.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic
June 24, 2014
The researcher may have to work for years before he achieves the results for which he is looking.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
The Researcher felt that a Theory must be constructed without delay.Sylvie and Bruno
It will be, declares one researcher, "the ultimate in communications."The Practical Values of Space Exploration
Committee on Science and Astronautics
Leoh became a student once again, then a researcher, and finally a Professor of Psychophysiology.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
Years back an American researcher named Rhine obtained seemingly conclusive proof that telepathy took place.The Leader
William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
- systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
- to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
Word Origin and History for researcher
1570s, "act of searching closely," from Middle French recerche (1530s, Modern French recherche), back-formation from Old French recercher (see research (v.)). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1630s. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.