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research

noun [U]
 
 
/rɪˈsɜːtʃ/
detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover new information or understand the subject better: research into/on sth He is conducting detailed research into the effects of advertising on children.carry out/do/conduct research The doctor has carried out extensive research on the superbug. We'll need to do some research into the market before we commit ourselves. It was a useful piece of research.scientific/medical research He doesn't believe the scientific research. a research assistant/student a research grant → See also attitude research, audience research, consumer research, credit research, desk research, investment research, market research, motivational research, operations research, product research, qualitative research
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