Definitions for researchrɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. research(noun)

    systematic investigation to establish facts

  2. inquiry, enquiry, research(verb)

    a search for knowledge

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  3. research(verb)

    attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner

    "The student researched the history of that word"

  4. research, search, explore(verb)

    inquire into

    "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"

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  1. Research(n.)

    Systematic observation of phenomena for the purpose of learning new facts or testing the application of theories to known facts; -- also called scientific research. This is the research part of the phrase

  2. Origin: [Pref. re- + search: cf OF. recerche, F. recherche.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. research(Noun)

    Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, et cetera; laborious or continued search after truth.

  2. research(Noun)

    A particular instance or piece of research.

  3. research(Verb)

    To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

  4. research(Verb)

    To make an extensive investigation into.

  5. research(Verb)

    To search again.

  6. Origin: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Research(noun)

    diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom

  2. Research(verb)

    to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently

  3. Origin: [Pref. re- + search: cf. OF. recerchier, F. rechercher.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(2.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Research

    "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 MedicineRate this definition:(4.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Research

    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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  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Nouns Frequency: #112

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Verbs Frequency: #727


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