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English definition of “study”

study

verb
 
 
/ˈstʌdi/
[I or T] to learn about a subject, especially at a school or university or by reading books: study for sth He's studying for a master's degree at Yale University. She studied economics and politics. What do you plan to do when you finish studying?
[T] to examine something very carefully: The group of economists studied the regional market. A committee will study the links between the two industries.
(Definition of study verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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