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re•search(rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ)
- 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 is work that involves studying something and trying to discover facts about it. You say that someone does, conducts, or carries out research.
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.
Don't talk about 'a research'.
Past participle: researched
|Noun||1.||research - systematic investigation to establish facts|
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
|2.||research - 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
|Verb||1.||research - attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner; "The student researched the history of that word"|
|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"
atomic research → investigaciones fpl atómicas
our research shows that → nuestras investigaciones demuestran que ...
a piece of research → una investigación
see also market D
to research an article → preparar el material para un artículo, reunir datos para escribir un artículo
a well researched book → un libro bien documentado
a well researched study → un estudio bien preparado
research fellow N → investigador(a) m/f
research grant N → beca f de investigación
research laboratory N → laboratorio m de investigación
research staff N → personal m investigador
research student N → estudiante mf investigador(a)
research team N → equipo m de investigación
research work N → trabajo(s) m(pl) de investigación
research worker N → investigador(a) m/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
to research the market → faire une étude de marché