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noun [U, plural] uk   /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/ /ˈriː.sɜːtʃ/  us   /ˈriː.sɝːtʃ/ (also researches)
B1 a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding: scientific/medical research a research student/assistant/laboratory They are carrying out/conducting/doing some fascinating research into/on the language of dolphins. His researches in the field of disease prevention produced unexpected results.
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verb [I or T] uk   /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/  us   /-ˈsɝːtʃ/
B2 to study a subject in detail, especially in order to discover new information or reach a new understanding: She's researching into possible cures for AIDS. Journalists were frantically researching the new prime minister's background, family, and interests.
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researcher
noun [C] uk   /-ˈsɜː.tʃər/  us   /-ˈsɝː.tʃɚ/
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B2 a television/political researcher
Translations of “research”
in Arabic بَحْث…
in Korean 연구, 조사…
in Malaysian kajian…
in French (de) recherche…
in Turkish araştırma, inceleme, tetkik…
in Italian ricerca, ricerche…
in Chinese (Traditional) 研究, 調查, 探索…
in Russian исследование…
in Polish badania (naukowe)…
in Vietnamese cuộc nghiên cứu…
in Spanish investigación…
in Portuguese pesquisa…
in Thai การวิจัย…
in German die Forschung, Forschungs-……
in Catalan investigació…
in Japanese 調査, 研究, リサーチ…
in Indonesian penelitian…
in Chinese (Simplified) 研究, 调查, 探索…
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