What does Research mean?

Definitions for Research
rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃRe·search

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. researchnoun

    systematic investigation to establish facts

  2. inquiry, enquiry, researchverb

    a search for knowledge

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  3. researchverb

    attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner

    "The student researched the history of that word"

  4. research, search, exploreverb

    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. Researchnoun

    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. researchnoun

    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. researchnoun

    A particular instance or piece of research.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  3. researchverb

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

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  4. researchverb

    To make an extensive investigation into.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

  5. researchverb

    To search again.

    Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Researchnoun

    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. Researchverb

    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  

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  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. Frederick Hubbard:

    Now, the question is, what do we need to do to get them to recover ? said Dr. Frank Ridgleyhead of conservation and research at Zoo Miami. Biologists believe they have the answer. Executives of the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating habitats for wildlife, in February finished building what they claim is the largest bat house in the world in an effort to save Floridas high flyers. Nobody else is doing this kind of work. Not on this scale, said Frederick Hubbard, the sanctuarys executive director. The two-tier structure can house up to 250,000 bats. The University of Florida boasts large bat houses of The University of Florida own.According to the [ UF ] web site, theyre the biggest occupied bat houses in the world, Frederick Hubbard told the Miami Herald. Our bat house is technically bigger. Were trying to get the wording right on that. Frederick Hubbard says the batstend to form colonies, living together and procreating. The new two-tier bat house can hold up to 250,000 total bats. ( Elina Shirazi/Fox News) Theres usually a dominant male, a large male who establishes and claims these coveted kinds of spaces and then he tries to attract females and the females tend to then be attracted to a male who is going to defend the territory and keep a safe space for them, Ridgley said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Ridgley says the bats are vital to biodiversity and in fact helpful to humans. Theyre cleaning up our skies. Theyre providing all these services and in some parts of the country, you know, bats literally provide billions of dollars of services to the residents, Ridgley said. Ridgley said its hard to know the history of the bats since they were only discovered as a unique species in 2004. There was very little known about this bat just about a decade ago. I mean they only knew of one place where they were roosting and it was a mystery across their whole range here in South Florida. Anything about them, you know, what kind of groups they had, what they need to survive. So there was a lot of intensive study going into answering some of these questions, said Ridgley. Ridgley estimates their population is now only in the hundreds, and technology is helping them to keep track. One device they use, an echo meter, plugs into a cell phone and identifies the type of bat and itslocation based off of sound. They do a type of echolocation and supposedly they have some recorded sounds that theyre going to be able to put up into the bat-house that will attract them, said Frederick Hubbard. Creators claim this bat house at the Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is the largest in the world. Frederick Hubbard said that if their project accomplishes its aim, it may help rewrite the fate of these bats who have lost almost all of their habitat. For now, Frederick Hubbard said they are patiently waiting for the bats to rent out their space. Come home.

  2. Frank Bandiera:

    We’re not sure if it’s causal or not, i think (the research) is still in the early stages and the findings are inconclusive.

  3. Doug Stephen:

    When we think of robots, we tend to think of all of the big advancements coming out of Southeast Asia, and I don’t think it’s because they’re better at robots than we are -- I think they like robots more than we do and so they’re not afraid of them, i think the one thing that’s held back American robotics research for a long time is that in the West, we have this sci-fi culture of pretty scary robots, and so we have all of these horror stories of robots gone mad, and they don’t have that culture in Southeast Asia.

  4. Ron Deibert:

    Our research shows there is a crisis in civil society because of the abuse of commercial spyware.

  5. Carey Balaban:

    I'm currently doing some research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, where we're looking at using computer simulation and a variety of physical and biological models to just get an idea of what are likely possibilities.

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