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study

stud·y

study

 
pronunciation:
stuh di
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: studies
definition 1: the act or process of using the mind to gain knowledge.
After weeks of study, she finally felt ready to take the exam.
synonyms:
education, learning
definition 2: a branch of knowledge; subject.
the study of medicine
synonyms:
area, field, subject
similar words:
science
definition 3: (pl.) one's own acquisition of knowledge.
She does well in her studies.
definition 4: a detailed investigation.
The professor did a study of rural poverty.
synonyms:
examination, investigation
similar words:
canvass, scrutiny
definition 5: a written account of such an investigation.
A new study on the effects of smoking was published.
synonyms:
analysis, report
definition 6: a room set aside for reading and studying.
synonyms:
reading room
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: studied, studies, studying
definition 1: to apply oneself to gaining knowledge or skill.
 
similar words:
cram, educate oneself, learn, read, school oneself
definition 2: to reflect; ponder.
synonyms:
cogitate, contemplate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate
similar words:
brood, cerebrate, consider, think
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to apply oneself to gaining knowledge or skill in.
He is studying art.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
learn
definition 2: to examine in detail.
They will study our report.
synonyms:
analyze, con, examine, peruse, scrutinize
similar words:
dissect, inspect, investigate, look over, pore over, read, review, scan, survey
definition 3: to think through clearly; contemplate.
synonyms:
chew over, consider, contemplate, ponder, reflect on, ruminate
similar words:
cogitate, deliberate, explore, mull over, weigh
definition 4: to commit to memory; learn.
She studied her lines for the next scene.
synonyms:
con, learn, memorize
similar words:
cram, internalize
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