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/ 藞st蕦d i /
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noun, plural stud路ies.
verb (used without object), stud路ied, stud路y路ing.
verb (used with object), stud路ied, stud路y路ing.
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Origin of study

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English noun studi(e), from Old French estudie, from Latin studium, equivalent to stud(膿re) 鈥渢o be busy with, devote oneself to, concentrate on鈥 + -ium -ium; verb ultimately derivative of Latin noun

synonym study for study

21. Study, consider, reflect, weigh imply fixing the mind upon something, generally doing so with a view to some decision or action. Study implies an attempt to obtain a grasp of something by methodical or exhaustive thought: to study a problem. To consider is to fix the thought upon something and give it close attention before making a decision concerning it, or beginning an action connected with it: to consider ways and means. Reflect implies looking back quietly over past experience and giving it consideration: to reflect on similar cases in the past. Weigh implies a deliberate and judicial estimate, as by a balance: to weigh a decision.


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British Dictionary definitions for study

/ (藞st蕦d瑟) /

verb studies, studying or studied
noun plural studies

Word Origin for study

C13: from Old French estudie, from Latin studium zeal, inclination, from stud膿re to be diligent
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