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study

verb  /ˈstʌd·i/ us  

study verb (LEARN)

[I/T] to learn a particular subject or subjects, esp. in a school or college or by reading books: [T] Next semester we’ll be studying biology. [I] I’ve got to study tonight.

study verb (EXAMINE)

[T] to look at something carefully to learn about it: She studied the embroidery to see how it was done.

study

noun  /ˈstʌd·i/ us  

study noun (LEARNING)

[C/U] the activity of studying: [U] He began the study of violin when he was only three. [C/U] A study is a room used for reading and writing in a person’s home.

study noun (EXAMINING)

[C] a report that examines a subject in detail in order to discover new information: Studies show that exercise is important to health.
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