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research

re·search

research

 
 
pronunciation:
rih suhrch [or] ri suhrch
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: systematic investigation and study to obtain and analyze information, as about a theory, event, intellectual discipline, or the like.
The institute is conducting research on the benefits of sleep.More research needs to be carried out before a cure can be found for this disease.I had to do some research in the library for my history paper.
 
similar words:
experiment, inquiry, investigation, scholarship, study
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: researched, researches, researching
definition: to do research.
similar words:
canvass, investigate, probe, search, study
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to do research into.
They are researching ways to increase the use of solar power.You need to research your topic more fully before you start writing your paper.
synonyms:
delve into, investigate
similar words:
analyze, canvass, examine, probe, search, study
derivations: researchable (adj.), researcher (n.)
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  • researcher:
    a person who does research.
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