research and development

noun

: studies and tests that are done in order to design new or improved products
The company has a large budget for research and development.

Examples of research and development in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company’s research and development teams are being consolidated into PacBio’s Menlo Park facility. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2024 For the three months ended March 31, 2024, research and development expenses decreased by $0.5 million or 14%, to $3.1 million from $3.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024 But Walt Disney Imagineering, the research and development arm of Disney, had other ideas in mind. Kelyn Soong, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2024 The level of scientific insight into their biological state coming from constant testing combined with high-tech nutrition carried out by Tudor’s traveling chef and nutritionist is on par with the endless research and development carried out by Rolex and Tudor. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 3 May 2024 His team got credit for being the first across the finish line in the vaccine race—without receiving government funding through Operation Warp Speed in the research and development process—but then was criticized for keeping prices of the shot too high once the pandemic started to wane. TIME, 2 May 2024 Green New Energy Materials specializes in research and development, manufacturing and sales of lithium battery components used in electric vehicles, energy storage, electric tools and other industrial applications. Catherine Muccigrosso, Charlotte Observer, 2 May 2024 Currently, its humanoid robots are purely for research and development. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 1 May 2024 Clark pointed to the benefit of community involvement during the research and development of new drug therapies as well. Julia Zorthian, TIME, 25 Apr. 2024

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“Research and development.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/research%20and%20development. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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