Definitions for research
rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃre·search
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word research.
systematic investigation to establish facts
inquiry, enquiry, researchverb
a search for knowledge
"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
"The student researched the history of that word"
research, search, exploreverb
"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"
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
Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, et cetera; laborious or continued search after truth.
A particular instance or piece of research.
To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
To make an extensive investigation into.
To search again.
Etymology: Early Modern rechercher, from recerchier.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
Research is a systematic and organized investigation or study carried out to discover, interpret, or revise facts, events, behaviors, or theories, or to make practical applications with the help of such knowledge. It involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in an unbiased manner to increase understanding of a certain topic, solve a problem, prove a theory, or develop new ideas or innovations.
diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom
to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently
Etymology: [Pref. re- + search: cf. OF. recerchier, F. rechercher.]
"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
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
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)
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #314
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Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1228
Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Nouns Frequency: #112
Rank popularity for the word 'research' in Verbs Frequency: #727
The numerical value of research in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of research in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
If you think about all of the major advances in health care services, biomedical research, and diagnostics, there is no question that it's based on innovation and relied at the start on basic research, when we decided to put a man on the moon that was an aspirational goal, and we as a nation should be able to recognize that this is now an important moment in medical research.
Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
It is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate man and enrich his nature. but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive.
Paul Northcott said. Grants for early investigators like Paul Northcott may also help them obtain bigger funding opportunities through the National Institutes of Health( National Institutes of Health). We're able to recruit, we're able to conduct studies that we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. This then helps us build the necessary foundation to go after National Institutes of Health funding and getting that first RO1 through the NCI( National Cancer Institute), Paul Northcott said. One of the toughest hurdles for young investigators is securing their first R01, the gold standard of grants that give scientists enough money and time to complete a project and publish results within four or five years. The budget for R01’s is unlimited. According to the director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Norman Sharpless, the NCI is directing their extramural funders to set aside additional funding to increase the total number of first R01's given to early-stage investigators by at least 25 percent in 2018. By training more diverse groups of scientists, organizations like the National Cancer Institute hope to spur new commitments to basic science that can drive novel approaches and technologies to cancer treatment. Paul Northcott says supporting the next generation of cancer scientists is crucial to ensuring a talented and creative research workforce for the decades ahead. Oftentimes it’s difficult to see how studying a single gene or a pathway or a biochemical mechanism might have a broader impact, but I would encourage anyone involved and anyone starting out in this type of field to think about what is the goal of Cancer Research -LRB- AACR -RRB- ? How can this research change health care, or, in this case, cancer research ?
The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want
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- navorsing, navorsAfrikaans
- بَحَثَ, بحث, ابحاثArabic
- investigació, recercaCatalan, Valencian
- Forschungsarbeit, Forschung, forschen, Untersuchung, erforschen, recherchierenGerman
- investigación, investigarSpanish
- تحقیق, پژوهشPersian
- selvitys, tutkia, tutkimus, selvittääFinnish
- recherche, rechercherFrench
- aahirrey, aaronsey, aahirrManx
- rechèchHaitian Creole
- kutat, kutatásHungarian
- 調査, 研, 研究Japanese
- 연구하다, 연구, 조사Korean
- onderzoek, speurwerkDutch
- badać, badanie, badaniaPolish
- investigação, pesquisaPortuguese
- рассле́довать, иссле́дование, исследование, иссле́доватьRussian
- forska, forskning, undersökningSwedish
- పరిశోధన, పరిశోధించుTelugu
- пажуҳиш, таҳқиқTajik
- nghiên cứuVietnamese
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