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. 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

Wiktionary

  1. researchnoun

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

  2. researchnoun

    A particular instance or piece of research.

  3. researchverb

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

  4. researchverb

    To make an extensive investigation into.

  5. researchverb

    To search again.

  6. Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Researchnoun

    Enquiry; search.

    Etymology: recherche, Fr.

    By a skilful application of those notices, may be gained in such researches the accelerating and bettering of fruits, emptying mines and draining fens. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    I submit those mistakes, into which I may have fallen, to the better consideration of others, who shall have made research into this business with more felicity. William Holder.

    A felicity adapted to every rank, such as the researches of human wisdom sought for, but could not discover. John Rogers.

  2. To Researchverb

    To examine; to enquire.

    Etymology: rechercher, Fr.

    It is not easy to research with due distinction, in the actions of eminent personages, both how much may have been blemished by the envy of others, and what was corrupted by their own felicity. Henry Wotton, Buckingham.

Wikipedia

  1. Research

    Research is "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge". It involves the collection, organization and analysis of evidence to increase understanding of a topic, characterized by a particular attentiveness to controlling sources of bias and error. These activities are characterized by accounting and controlling for biases. A research project may 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 (as opposed to applied research) are documentation, discovery, interpretation, and the research and development (R&D) 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, life, technological, etc. The scientific study of research practices is known as meta-research.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Researchnoun

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

  2. Researchverb

    to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently

  3. 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  

Matched Categories

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

Anagrams for Research »

  1. searcher

  2. rechaser

How to pronounce Research?

How to say Research in sign language?

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. Van Kerkhove:

    The reason that we're updating the guidance is that WHO continuously looks at all available evidence on a variety of topics -- including how this virus is transmitted, how different masks are used in different settings, including health care facilities and outside of health care facilities, what we've done is we're incorporating new research findings and we are providing more practical advice to decision-makers on how to use masks as part of a comprehensive package of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Mind is like an archaeologist, it can only dissect and research dead things, events on how, when, where & why. It can never be in the NOW. Only BEING is capable to be in the NOW and EXPERIENCE!

  3. Alex Parsons:

    From the Dollywood foundation that has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children, to the millions of dollars she has donated to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers, Dolly Parton has given more to this country and this state than those confederate officers could ever have hoped to take away.

  4. Trump Jr.:

    Emin and his father have a very highly respected company in Moscow, the information they suggested they had about Hillary Clinton I thought was Political Opposition Research.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I think we should be doing medical research on this, we ought to find what are the elements that claim to be existing in marijuana that might help people who are suffering... I don't think we should decriminalize it.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Research#1#192#10000

Translations for Research

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Research »

Translation

Find a translation for the Research definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Research definitions with the community:

5 Comments
  • Rose Merlyn Jubilo
    Rose Merlyn Jubilo
    finding what has not been found
    LikeReplyReport5 years ago
  • Emma Malik
    Emma Malik
    The systematic study of sources & facts to investigate the basis.
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Thank you Urwa for reaching us and thank you for sharing our definition with your friends! Have a great day and looking forward to your next visit.
      LikeReplyReport7 years ago
  • Emma Malik
    Emma Malik
    "The process of finding facts & figures "
    By:Malik Rubina
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
  • Ericus Madridista
    Ericus Madridista
    A close an careful study to find new facts or information.
    LikeReplyReport 48 years ago
  • Dereje Ferede
    Dereje Ferede
    wow God is good..
    LikeReplyReport 28 years ago

Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Research." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 5 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Research>.

Are we missing a good definition for Research? Don't keep it to yourself...

Image or illustration of

Research

Credit »

Browse Definitions.net

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Quiz

Are you a words master?

»
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  • A. accommodation
  • B. accident
  • C. staff
  • D. bash

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Research: