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"case study" in British English

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case studynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​detailedaccount giving ​information about the ​development of a ​person, ​group, or thing, ​especially in ​order to show ​generalprinciples: This is an ​interestingpsychiatriccasestudy of a ​child with ​extremebehavioural difficulties.
(Definition of case study from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"case study" in American English

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case studynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkeɪs ˈstʌd·i/
a ​detailedexamination of a ​particularprocess or ​situation over a ​period of ​time: She ​published a ​series of case studies on how ​schools used ​computers in ​languagelearning.
(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 ​generalprinciples: A ​casestudy by PriceWaterhouseCoopers ​assessed the ​annualfiscalimpact of a US football ​team.
something or someone that can be used as an ​example to show ​generalprinciples: a case study on/of/in sth The town can be seen as an interesting ​casestudy on the ​effects of ​globalization.
(Definition of case study from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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