Definition of Research

1. Noun. Systematic investigation to establish facts.

2. Verb. Attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner. "Sam and Sue research the movie "; "The student researched the history of that word"
Generic synonyms: Investigate, Look Into
Specialized synonyms: Consult, Look Up, Refer
Derivative terms: Researcher

3. Noun. A search for knowledge. "Their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

4. Verb. Inquire into. "They research whether there was a traffic accident"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

Definition of Research

1. v. t. To search again; to examine anew.

2. n. Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom.

3. v. t. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

Definition of Research

1. Noun. Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, et cetera; laborious or continued search after truth. ¹

2. Noun. A particular instance or piece of research. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To make an extensive investigation into. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To search again. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Research

1. to investigate thoroughly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Research

1. Careful, a diligent search, a close searching, studious inquiry or examination. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Research

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Literary usage of Research

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nature 101:213 My 16 '18 Scientific research British scientific products exhibition. ... Spec 121:272 S 14 '18 Carnegie Institution and scientific research. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"The spirit of research is devotion to truth and insistent longing for better understanding. Industrial research is research done for industry. It may be: 1. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"In the research laboratories of manufacturing plants the personal cooperation ... In particular, the research department should have an esprit de corps that ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"They are also of opinion that this can be done only by the devotion of the time of scientific men to the necessary research and experiment. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Ind Management 62:376-80 D '16 Scientific publications Publication of scientific research. CEK Mees. Science ns 46:237-8 S 7 '17 Scientific research British ..."

6. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"We have had a comparatively large amount of educational research during the past twenty ... Probably we need still more research. Certainly many fields are ..."

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