research and development


Definition of research and development

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  careful or diligent search

    :  studious inquiry or examination

    :  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

  1. :  to search or investigate exhaustively

    :  to do research for

    :  to engage in research

  1. :  the act, process, or result of developing

    :  the state of being developed

    :  a tract of land that has been made available or usable :  a developed tract of land

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