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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

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'.

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research


Past participle: researched
Gerund: researching

Imperative
research
research
Present
I research
you research
he/she/it researches
we research
you research
they research
Preterite
I researched
you researched
he/she/it researched
we researched
you researched
they researched
Present Continuous
I am researching
you are researching
he/she/it is researching
we are researching
you are researching
they are researching
Present Perfect
I have researched
you have researched
he/she/it has researched
we have researched
you have researched
they have researched
Past Continuous
I was researching
you were researching
he/she/it was researching
we were researching
you were researching
they were researching
Past Perfect
I had researched
you had researched
he/she/it had researched
we had researched
you had researched
they had researched
Future
I will research
you will research
he/she/it will research
we will research
you will research
they will research
Future Perfect
I will have researched
you will have researched
he/she/it will have researched
we will have researched
you will have researched
they will have researched
Future Continuous
I will be researching
you will be researching
he/she/it will be researching
we will be researching
you will be researching
they will be researching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been researching
you have been researching
he/she/it has been researching
we have been researching
you have been researching
they have been researching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been researching
you will have been researching
he/she/it will have been researching
we will have been researching
you will have been researching
they will have been researching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been researching
you had been researching
he/she/it had been researching
we had been researching
you had been researching
they had been researching
Conditional
I would research
you would research
he/she/it would research
we would research
you would research
they would research
Past Conditional
I would have researched
you would have researched
he/she/it would have researched
we would have researched
you would have researched
they would have researched
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

research

noun
A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

re·search

n. investigación, indagación, pesquisa;
v. investigar, indagar, hacer investigaciones.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

research

n investigación f; cancer — investigación sobre el cáncer, investigación del cáncer
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"To say that there is no direct correlation between violent video games and actual crimes is a flawed judgment that begs for more studies as longitudinal research is lacking - specifically, a study on the effect of habitual exposure that leads to later crimes, adding massacres in the civilized societies of the developed countries took place at the hands of the youth who spent much of their time in playing these violent video games', she mentioned.
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Sarah Macharia is the global coordinator of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) (@whomakesthenews), a 114-nations longitudinal research and advocacy initiative for gender equality in and through the news media running since 1995.
She has carried out longitudinal research in conflict areas and areas in transition since 1990.
Drawing on the authors' longitudinal research, the book integrates the voices of real Latino college students and Latino adults.
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It will be running an internationally groundbreaking longitudinal research study, tracking pupils aged 11 to 13 that will show the impact of this investment in Wales's future in providing' STEM engagement and enrichment activities.
AMNH has recently begun longitudinal research on SRMP participants, and Gupta expects to share some of the data by December.
"More research, in particular longitudinal research, is needed to unravel direct versus indirect effects between diet quality and brain health."

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