An example of research is a project where scientists try to find a cure for AIDS.
An example of research is the information a high school student tracks down information for a school report.
Researching the effects of acid rain.
An example of research is gathering information on the Internet about traveling in Mexico.
Her researches of medieval parish records.
Research a magazine article.
Origin of research
- Obsolete French recerche from recercher to search closely from Old French re- re- cerchier to search search
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Early Modern French rechercher (“to examine closely"), from Old French recerchier (“to seek, to look for").