Meaning of “R and D” in the English Dictionary


"R and D" in Business English

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R and Dnoun [ U ]

also R & D uk us

PRODUCTION abbreviation for research and development: the part of an organization that works to improve its products and develop new ones, or the activity of doing this:

The mobile communications group realizes it needs to invest more in R & D to keep up with the market leaders.
His department is R and D.

(Definition of “R and D” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)