case study

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of case study

1 : an intensive analysis of an individual unit (such as a person or community) stressing developmental factors in relation to environment

Examples of case study in a Sentence

  1. a case study of prisoners

  2. The company's recent history is a case study in bad management.

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First Known Use of case study

1914

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of case study for English Language Learners

  • : a published report about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time; also : a situation in real life that can be looked at or studied to learn about something


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