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research and development

noun [U] uk   us   (abbreviation R and D)
the part of a business that tries to find ways to improve existing products, and to develop new ones: All our profits are re-invested in research and development.
Translations of “research and development”
in Chinese (Traditional) 研究與開發…
in Chinese (Simplified) 研究与开发…
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