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re·search

 (rĭ-sûrch′, rē′sûrch′)
n.
1. Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
2. An act or period of such study: her researches of medieval parish records.
v. re·searched, re·search·ing, re·search·es
v.intr.
To engage in or perform research.
v.tr.
1. To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner: researching the effects of acid rain.
2. To do research for: research a magazine article.

[Obsolete French recerche, from recercher, to search closely, from Old French : re-, re- + cerchier, to search; see search.]

re·search′a·ble adj.
re·search′er, re·search′ist n.

research

(rɪˈsɜːtʃ; ˈriːsɜːtʃ)
n
systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
vb
to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
[C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search]
reˈsearchable adj
reˈsearcher n

re•search

(rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ)

n.
1. diligent and systematic inquiry into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, etc.
2. a particular instance or piece of research.
v.i.
3. to make researches; investigate carefully.
v.t.
4. to make an extensive investigation into.
[1570–80; (v.) < Middle French recercher to seek, Old French, =re- re- + cercher to search; (n.) < Middle French recerche]
re•search′a•ble, adj.
re•search′er, n.

research

  • disquisition - A diligent or systematic search, a thorough investigation or research.
  • primary source - A direct source of information or research, a document not emended by a third party.
  • secondary source - Information or research that is derivative, such as a comment by a historian, an encyclopedia article, or a critical essay.
  • Rh factor - Named for the rhesus monkeys used in research to identify blood types.

research

All effort directed toward increased knowledge of natural phenomena and environment and toward the solution of problems in all fields of science. This includes basic and applied research.

research

Research is work that involves studying something and trying to discover facts about it. You say that someone does, conducts, or carries out research.

I had come to India to do some research into Anglo-Indian literature.

You can refer to the research that someone is doing as their research or their researches. You normally only use researches after a possessive form such as my, his, or Gordon's.

Soon after, Faraday began his researches into electricity.

Be Careful!
Don't talk about 'a research'.

research


Past participle: researched
Gerund: researching

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.research - systematic investigation to establish factsresearch - systematic investigation to establish facts
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
operations research - research designed to determine most efficient way to do something
field work - an investigation carried out in the field rather than in a laboratory or headquarters
market research, marketing research - research that gathers and analyzes information about the moving of good or services from producer to consumer
microscopy - research with the use of microscopes
probe - an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
research project, scientific research - research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
2.research - a search for knowledgeresearch - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
nature study - the study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)
experimentation, experiment - the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
empirical research - an empirical search for knowledge
investigation, probe - an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
opinion poll, poll, public opinion poll, canvass - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
Verb1.research - attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner; "The student researched the history of that word"
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
look up, consult, refer - seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
2.research - 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"
prospect - explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
google - search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine; "He googled the woman he had met at the party"; "My children are googling all day"
mapquest - search for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program; "you can just mapquest the restaurant"
re-explore - explore anew; "We need to re-explore Colonialism"
beat about, cast about, cast around - search anxiously
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

research

noun
1. investigation, study, inquiry, analysis, examination, probe, exploration, scrutiny, experimentation, delving, groundwork, fact-finding His groundbreaking research will be vital in future developments.
verb
1. investigate, study, examine, experiment, explore, probe, analyse, look into, work over, scrutinize, make inquiries, do tests, consult the archives They research the needs of both employers and staff.

research

noun
A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something:
Translations
بَحْثبَحْث، تَحْقيق عِلْمييَبْحَثُ في، يَقومُ بِبَحْث
výzkumzkoumatbádat
forskningforsknings-=-forskningforske
tutkimusselvittääselvitystutkia
istraživanje
kutatkutatáskutatást végez vmilyen területentudományos kutatást végez
rannsakarannsókn
調査調査する研究研究する
연구
mokslo tiriamasis darbas
pētītpētniecībapētniecisksstudētzinātniski pētnieciskais darbs
bádať
preiskavaraziskavaraziskovati
forskning
การค้นคว้า
nghiên cứu

research

[rɪˈsɜːtʃ]
A. Ninvestigación f, investigaciones fpl (in, into de) research and developmentinvestigación f y desarrollo m
atomic researchinvestigaciones fpl atómicas
our research shows thatnuestras investigaciones demuestran que ...
a piece of researchuna investigación
see also market D
B. VIhacer investigaciones
to research into sthinvestigar algo
C. VTinvestigar
to research an articlepreparar el material para un artículo, reunir datos para escribir un artículo
a well researched bookun libro bien documentado
a well researched studyun estudio bien preparado
D. CPD research establishment Ninstituto m de investigación
research fellow Ninvestigador(a) m/f
research grant Nbeca f de investigación
research laboratory Nlaboratorio m de investigación
research staff Npersonal m investigador
research student Nestudiante mf investigador(a)
research team Nequipo m de investigación
research work Ntrabajo(s) m(pl) de investigación
research worker Ninvestigador(a) m/f

research

[rɪˈsɜːrtʃ]
nrecherches fpl, recherche f
He's doing research → Il fait de la recherche.
She's doing some research in the library → Elle fait des recherches à la bibliothèque.
her research for her PhD → ses recherches pour sa thèse
cancer research → la recherche sur le cancer, la recherche contre le cancer
a piece of research → un travail de recherche
vt [+ topic, problem, disease, function, role, habits] → faire des recherches sur; [+ book, article, period] → documenter; [+ documentary] → faire des recherches en vue de
to research the market → faire une étude de marché
vifaire des recherches
to research into sth → faire des recherches sur qch
modif [agency, firm, group, staff, team, centre, facilities] → de recherche, de recherches; [data, findings, paper, programme, project, proposal] → de recherche, de recherches; [costs, fund, grant] → de recherche, de recherches research work, research workerresearch and development nrecherche f et développement m, recherche-développement fresearch assistant nassistant(e) m/f de recherche

research

nForschung f (→ into, on über +acc); a piece of researcheine Forschungsarbeit; to do researchforschen, Forschung betreiben; to carry out research into the effects of somethingForschungen über die Auswirkungen einer Sache (gen)anstellen
viforschen, Forschung betreiben; to research into or on somethingetw erforschen, über etw (acc)forschen or Forschung betreiben
vterforschen, untersuchen; a well-researched bookein Buch, das auf solider Forschungsarbeit beruht; (journalistic investigation) → ein gut recherchiertes Buch

research

in cpdsForschungs-;
research budget
nForschungsetat m

research

:
research establishment
nForschungsstätte f
research fellow
n (Univ) → Forschungsstipendiat(in) m(f)
research fellowship
nForschungsstipendium nt
research student
n (Univ) Student, der Forschungen für einen höheren akademischen Grad betreibt, → ˜ Doktorand(in) m(f)
research worker
nForscher(in) m(f)

research

[rɪˈsɜːtʃ]
1. nricerca, ricerche fpl
a piece of research → un lavoro di ricerca
to do research → fare ricerca
2. vi to research (into sth)fare ricerca (su qc)
3. vtdocumentarsi su
a well researched book → un libro ben documentato
4. adj (centre, laboratory) → di ricerca

research

(riˈsəːtʃ) , ((especially American) ˈri:sə:(r)tʃ) noun
a close and careful study to find out (new) facts or information. He is engaged in cancer research; His researches resulted in some amazing discoveries; (also adjective) a research student.
(riˈsəː(r)tʃ) verb
to carry out such a study. He's researching (into) Thai poetry.
reˈsearcher (riˈsəːtʃə) , ((American also) ˈri:sə:rtʃər) noun

research

بَحْث výzkum forskning Forschung έρευνα investigación tutkimus recherche istraživanje ricerca 調査 연구 onderzoek forskning badania pesquisa исследование forskning การค้นคว้า araştırma nghiên cứu 研究

re·search

n. investigación, indagación, pesquisa;
v. investigar, indagar, hacer investigaciones.

research

n investigación f; cancer — investigación sobre el cáncer, investigación del cáncer
References in classic literature ?
The article seems to be written with an idea of interesting scientists and research societies, so that they will raise money to conduct a searching expedition.
Would it be beyond a philosopher's research, think ye, gentlemen, to analyse that child's nature, and, from it make a mould, to give a shrewd guess at the father?
Unfitness to pursue our research in the unfathomable waters.
She had left Thornfield Hall in the night; every research after her course had been vain: the country had been scoured far and wide; no vestige of information could be gathered respecting her.
The same sort of process has perhaps been undergone by wiser men, when they have been cut off from faith and love--only, instead of a loom and a heap of guineas, they have had some erudite research, some ingenious project, or some well-knit theory.
It seems to be your opinion, that the very office of an antiquary, employed in grave, and, as the vulgar will sometimes allege, in toilsome and minute research, must be considered as incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.
The founders of Plymouth had been impelled by the peculiarities of their situation to examine the subject with deeper and more comprehensive research.
If it should be said that defects in the State constitutions furnish no apology for those which are to be found in the plan proposed, I answer, that as the former have never been thought chargeable with inattention to the security of liberty, where the imputations thrown on the latter can be shown to be applicable to them also, the presumption is that they are rather the cavilling refinements of a predetermined opposition, than the well-founded inferences of a candid research after truth.
It was a purely scientific research party sent out by my father's father, the Jeddak of Helium, to rechart the air currents, and to take atmospheric density tests," replied the fair prisoner, in a low, well-modulated voice.
At the period when these events took place, I had just returned from a scientific research in the disagreeable territory of Nebraska, in the United States.
By this method the ardour of research in that direction would have been restrained without infringing the sacred privileges of science.
But there are chinks, or there may be chinks, in the best adjusted masonry; there was a chink in my cavernous cell; for, eventually, I saw, or seemed to see, a ray--pallid, indeed, and cold, and doubtful, but still a ray, for it showed that narrow path which conscience had promised after two, three hours' torturing research in brain and memory, I disinterred certain remains of circumstances, and conceived a hope that by putting them together an expedient might be framed, and a resource discovered.