What does research mean?

Definitions for research
rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃre·search

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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. Anthony Ong:

    More research is also needed to clarify the brain mechanisms underlying the association between loneliness and cognitive decline in old age and the extent to which such decline is reversible through intervention.

  2. Dorothy Hamill:

    My doctor told me that I would need to be on for another five years which was disappointing, and so I did some research.

  3. Bill Rausch:

    Our research shows that most people either view veterans as broken or heroic, and the majority of those people say they develop those perceptions based partially on television and movies, it’s this duality of extremes that really does n’t represent any of us. All veterans benefit when stereotypes about the PTSD-ridden or suicidal veteran are broken.

  4. Riccardo Pozzobon:

    The existence of stable huge voids below the Moon subsurface, potentially accessible through skylights, could change the paradigm on how we approach planetary exploration in terms of mission design, planetary human outposts and scientific research, accessing these caves and( analyzing) this type of subsurface environment will present new technological challenges but also could provide unexpected scientific discoveries.

  5. Navdeep Bains:

    We're focused very much on R and D (research and development) investment in Canada, the fact that the C Series continues to be ... produced here in Canada, that the head office remains here. It's about good-quality jobs, it's about the long-term success of the company and the sector ... We want a strong, vibrant aerospace sector in Canada, and that is a priority for this government.

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