[ stuhd-ee ]
/ ˈstʌd i /
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noun, plural stud·ies.
verb (used without object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.
verb (used with object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.
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Origin of study

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English studie, from Old French estudie, from Latin studium, equivalent to stud(ēre) “to be busy with, devote oneself to, concentrate on” + -ium-ium; (verb) Middle English studien, from Old French estudier, from Medieval Latin studiāre, derivative of studium

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

/ (ˈstʌdɪ) /

verb studies, studying or studied
noun plural studies

Word Origin for study

C13: from Old French estudie, from Latin studium zeal, inclination, from studēre to be diligent
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Medical definitions for study

[ stŭdē ]

Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon.
To research, examine, or analyze something.
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see brown study.

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