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study

noun (EXAMINING)    /ˈstʌd.i/
B2 [C] the activity of examining a subject in detail in order to discover new information : a five-year study of the relationship between wildlife and farming Some studies have suggested a link between certain types of artificial sweetener and cancer .Judgments and analyses [C] a drawing that an artist makes in order to test ideas before starting a painting of the same subject Pictures
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