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. Columbia University:

    The investigation identified localized instances of plagiarism, but concluded that the preponderance of the evidence did not support a finding that Monica Crowley committed research misconduct, for the dissertation to stand, Columbia University required certain corrections, which Monica Crowley has provided.

  2. Alex Kumar:

    That's a major aim of Antarctic research, if we can find counter measures against both cognitive decline and physiological change that can be adapted to help people reach Mars.

  3. Charge Chris Combs:

    All of the shots that we have found are on the floors where ICE had offices, this is no question a very targeted attack. Its not a secret facility, you can go online, its [ the address is ] out there. So they did some research, they knew what floors ICE was on, they knew what buildings they were and they hit those.

  4. Tammy McDonald-Anderson:

    He better be prepared and be doing research about what’s important to us, we won’t take lip service.

  5. Marc Benioff:

    The world needs a North Star for truth on homelessness, the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative will be that North Star, providing the latest research, data and evidence-based solutions to ensure we're investing in programs that will help solve the homelessness crisis.

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