case study

noun

1
: an intensive analysis of an individual unit (such as a person or community) stressing developmental factors in relation to environment
2

Examples of case study in a Sentence

a case study of prisoners The company's recent history is a case study in bad management.
Recent Examples on the Web So, this notion that this was happening in the early 20th century is like a case study on DEI. Janice Williams, Essence, 2 July 2024 One case study at Travis County Jail in Texas found that after officials eliminated in-person visitation in 2013, disciplinary cases regarding smuggled contraband actually increased. Dan Slepian, NBC News, 20 June 2024 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has created case studies of other atrocities, including the Ottoman genocide of Armenians, ethnic cleansing in the Ethiopian civil war and the Burmese killings of Rohingya Muslims, which the U.S. State Department considers to be a genocide. Marc Tracy, New York Times, 3 June 2024 Whether the producers liked it or not, Vanderpump Rules had become a perversely fascinating case study in what fame, however niche, can do to people and their relationships and how chasing the kind of notoriety that being on a reality show invites will never be satisfying enough to end the pursuit. Caroline Framke, Vulture, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for case study 

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of case study was in 1914

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“Case study.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20study. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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