Definitions for researchrɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•searchrɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ(n.)
diligent and systematic inquiry into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, etc.
a particular instance or piece of research.
(v.i.)to make researches; investigate carefully.
(v.t.)to make an extensive investigation into.
Origin of research:
1570–80; (v.) < MF recercher to seek, OF, =re-re - +cercher to search ; (n.) < MF recerche
systematic investigation to establish facts
inquiry, enquiry, research(verb)
a search for knowledge
"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
"The student researched the history of that word"
research, search, explore(verb)
"the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
research(noun)ɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ
the investigation of a particular subject in order to find information
medical/academic/historical research; I'm doing some research into my family history.; to carry out research
research(verb)ɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ
to investigate a subject in order to find information
He's researching the poet's life.
Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, et cetera; laborious or continued search after truth.
A particular instance or piece of research.
To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
To make an extensive investigation into.
To search again.
Origin: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.
diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom
to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently
"Research and experimental development comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories. A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects, or the project as a whole. The primary purposes of basic research are documentation, discovery, interpretation, or the research and development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge. Approaches to research depend on epistemologies, which vary considerably both within and between humanities and sciences. There are several forms of research: scientific, humanities, artistic, economic, social, business, marketing, practitioner research, etc.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
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Translations for research
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a close and careful study to find out (new) facts or information
He is engaged in cancer research; His researches resulted in some amazing discoveries; (also adjective) a research student.
- بَحْث، تَحْقيق عِلْميArabic
- pesquisaPortuguese (BR)
- die Forschung; Forschungs-...German
- forskning; -forskning; forsknings-Danish
- (de) rechercheFrench
- znanstveno istraživanje, znanstveni istraživačCroatian
- kutatás; (jelzőként) kutatóHungarian
- 연구, 조사Korean
- tyri(nėji)mas, mokslo tiriamasis darbasLithuanian
- pētniecība; zinātniski pētnieciskais darbs; pētniecisksLatvian
- forskning, undersøkelseNorwegian
- praca badawczaPolish
- څيړنه، پلټنه، تحقيقPashto
- výskum; výskumnýSlovak
- araştırma, incelemeTurkish
- 研究Chinese (Trad.)
- наукове дослідження; вивченняUkrainian
- cuộc nghiên cứuVietnamese
- 调查，研究Chinese (Simp.)
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