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research

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noun re·search \ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of research

  • : careful study that is done to find and report new knowledge about something

  • : the activity of getting information about a subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of research

  1. 1 :  careful or diligent search

  2. 2 :  studious inquiry or examination; especially :  investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws

  3. 3 :  the collecting of information about a particular subject

Examples of research in a sentence

  1. She conducts research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

  2. Recent research shows that the disease is caused in part by bad nutrition.

  3. The study is an important piece of research.

  4. He did a lot of research before buying his car.



Origin and Etymology of research

Middle French recerche, from recercher to go about seeking, from Old French recerchier, from re- + cerchier, sercher to search — more at search


First Known Use: 1577


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research

verb re·search

Simple Definition of research

  • : to study (something) carefully

  • : to collect information about or for (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of research

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to search or investigate exhaustively <research a problem>

  3. 2 :  to do research for <research a book>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to engage in research

researchable

play \ri-ˈsər-chə-bəl, ˈrē-ˌ\ adjective

researcher

noun

Examples of research in a sentence

  1. He spent the summer researching his dissertation.

  2. Before going out to eat, she researched area restaurants.

  3. The reporter made hundreds of telephone calls while researching the story.



1593

First Known Use of research

1593

Rhymes with research



RESEARCH Defined for Kids

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research

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noun re·search \ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌsərch\

Definition of research for Students

  1. :  careful study and investigation for the purpose of discovering and explaining new knowledge

researcher

noun



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research

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verb re·search

Definition of research for Students

researched

researching

  1. :  to search or investigate thoroughly <Doctors researched the disease.>





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