Research meaning

rĭ-sûrch', rē'sûrch'
Research is careful and organized study or gathering of information about a specific topic.

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.

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Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
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To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner.

Researching the effects of acid rain.

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Research is defined as to track down information or gain knowledge about a specific subject.

An example of research is gathering information on the Internet about traveling in Mexico.

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An act or period of such study.

Her researches of medieval parish records.

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(uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
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Careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles.
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To do research on or in; investigate thoroughly.
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To engage in or perform research.
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To do research for.

Research a magazine article.

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(countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
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To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
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(intransitive) To make an extensive investigation into.
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To search again.
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To do research; make researches.
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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").
    From Wiktionary