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. Paul James:

    The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history, we focused on taking the total rider experience to a higher level, where authenticity, heritage and soul meet the modern edge of technology.

  2. Shari Berkowitz:

    While there has been a lot of great research into false confessions, no one has actually explored if sleep deprivation increases the risk for false confessions.

  3. Lee Raby:

    This is not the first time that we, the field, has observed that this early sensitivity effect is more associated with academic than social performance, but much of the theory that is driving this area of research would anticipate the reverse of that, it creates questions.

  4. Douglas Gentile:

    It has to be something that's actually damaging your life, what we started finding in the early research is it did look like some kids were doing worse in school, harming their friendships, harming their family relationships. They couldn't stop thinking about gaming, it was the only thing they wanted to do.

  5. Brené Brown:

    Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.

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