[ ri-surch, ree-surch ]
/ rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ /
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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.
verb (used without object)
to make researches; investigate carefully.
verb (used with object)
to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.
OTHER WORDS FOR research
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Origin of research
synonym study for research
1. See investigation.
OTHER WORDS FROM researchre·search·a·ble, adjectivere·search·er, re·search·ist, nounpro·re·search, adjectiveun·der·re·search, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH researchre-search, research
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-searchre-search , research
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How to use research in a sentence
She writes in Spanish, 11 hours a day, and she researches extensively.Isabel Allende’s Controversial New Thriller|Jane Ciabattari|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His researches soon came to the ears of the police, still tracing the mysterious José Puégas.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The recent researches of Brustlein have shown that lime does cause the organic matters to absorb ammonia from its salts.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
My own researches have been principally confined to the midland counties, and I have very little from the north or east.
To Lucy's intense astonishment, not one word did he breathe to her of his researches at the secluded village of Auray.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for research
/ (rɪˈsɜːtʃ, ˈriːsɜːtʃ) /
systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
Derived forms of researchresearchable, adjectiveresearcher, noun
Word Origin for research
C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search
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