What does Research mean?

Definitions for Research
rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃRe·search

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Research.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

GCIDE

  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

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

Wiktionary

  1. research(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  2. research(Noun)

    A particular instance or piece of research.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  3. research(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  4. research(Verb)

    To make an extensive investigation into.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  5. research(Verb)

    To search again.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Research(noun)

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

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

  2. Research(verb)

    to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Research

    rē-sėrch′, n. a careful search: diligent examination or investigation: scrutiny.—v.i. to examine anew.—n. Research′er.—adj. Research′ful, inquisitive, prone to investigation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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)

Editors Contribution

  1. research

    Systematic work or solutions to contribute to the creation of data, information, proof or fact.

    Research is important for society to create intelligent informed choices.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Research' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #314

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Research' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1228

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Research in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Research in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Research in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Bliss:

    It's pretty strange that you can type somebody's name into Google and nothing on them comes up, there were a few paragraphs in one book I read but I found it all a bit mysterious and so began to do some research.

  2. Peter Ben Embarek:

    Our initial findings suggest that the introduction through an intermediary host species is the most likely pathway and one that will require more studies and more specific, targeted research.

  3. Andrea Courtney:

    Focusing more time on close relationships may boost well-being in the short term, in fact, recent research has observed a decrease in loneliness following the pandemic — this may reflect the fact that many people are now clinging to their closest ties. ... Although physical contact is now much more limited, many of these other( virtual) bonding opportunities are just as abundant as ever.

  4. Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal:

    The growth that you're experiencing here in India is stratospheric, the transportation infrastructure has not kept up with the stratospheric growth, and through all our research we have never seen the level of friction in transportation anywhere in the world.

  5. Cao Gangcai:

    We want to attain the position we deserve in the global market...There is no other company on earth that is able to simultaneously research and produce high-speed trains, electric multiple units, subways.

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