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"case study" in British English

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case studynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkeɪs ˌstʌd.i/ us   /ˈkeɪs ˌstʌd.i/
a detailed account giving information about the development of a person, group, or thing, especially in order to show general principles: This is an interesting psychiatric case study of a child with extreme behavioural difficulties.
(Definition of case study from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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case studynoun [C]

us   /ˈkeɪs ˈstʌd·i/
a detailed examination of a particular process or situation over a period of time: She published a series of case studies on how schools used computers in language learning.
(Definition of case study from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"case study" in Business English

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case studynoun [C]

uk   us  
a detailed study of a person, group, or thing, especially in order to show general principles: A case study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers assessed the annual fiscal impact of a US football team.
something or someone that can be used as an example to show general principles: a case study on/of/in sth The town can be seen as an interesting case study on the effects of globalization.
(Definition of case study from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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