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

    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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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. Leslie Bernstein:

    Of course, more research, including clinical trials, is needed to see if this is the case.

  2. Miranda Griffin:

    As an academic community, we will continue to conduct rigorous research into all aspects of our past and to reflect on our commitment to diversity, inclusion and asking challenging questions.

  3. An FDA spokeswoman:

    The FDA continues to monitor literature and research on these compounds as it becomes available.

  4. Konrad Lorenz:

    It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

  5. Warren Buffett:

    I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.

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