What does research mean?

Definitions for research
rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃre·search

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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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  1. 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

  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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  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. United States:

    After more than 15 years of use in United States, we know medication abortion is extremely safe and effective, when it comes to self-managing abortion, research shows that when people have accurate information and high-quality medication, they can use the abortion pill safely and effectively on their own.

  2. Heather Snyder:

    As the field has continued to mature over the last decade or so, we now have research and evidence that suggests that the underlying biology of Alzheimer's disease is changing a decade or more before someone experiences the memory or function changes associated with Alzheimer's.

  3. Jeffrey Manber:

    As the research comes to the fore, jobs are created, my dream is that space become just another place to do business.

  4. Mark Kelly:

    I don't really have any surprises, a lot of the research we do is imagery based. Just this morning, I was doing some ultrasound exams on my eyes, on my heart and a lot of that data is stuff that will be analyzed by scientists and researchers and it will take time well after I'm back before we have results. But from a kind of a subjective perspective, I kind of knew what to expect going into this because I've flown a long-duration flight before, so you know there's been little effects on my vision which I had last time. But overall, nothing alarming.

  5. Whitney Wolfe:

    A lot of it comes down to guided autonomy, so, on the one hand, we know from research that people are much better at work when they feel empowered, which consists of having meaning on the job, a sense of autonomy, a sense of confidence, and also an impact on what you do and the people you’re trying to help. Yet you don’t want to feel so autonomous that you have no direction. It’s one thing to feel autonomous in terms of your motivation, but it’s another thing to be autonomous and go in the wrong direction.

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