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Meaning of “research” in the English Dictionary

"research" in British English

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researchnoun [U]

uk   /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/ /ˈriː.sɜːtʃ/  us   /ˈriː.sɝːtʃ/ (UK also researches [plural])
B1 a ​detailedstudy of a ​subject, ​especially in ​order to ​discover (new) ​information or ​reach a (new) ​understanding: scientific/​medical research a research ​student/​assistant/​laboratory They are carrying out/​conducting/doing some ​fascinating research into/on the ​language of ​dolphins.UK His researches in the ​field of ​diseasepreventionproducedunexpectedresults.

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researchverb [I or T]

uk   /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/  us   /-ˈsɝːtʃ/
B2 to ​study a ​subject in ​detail, ​especially in ​order to ​discover new ​information or ​reach a new ​understanding: She's researching intopossiblecures for ​AIDS. Journalists were ​frantically researching the new ​prime minister's ​background, ​family, and ​interests.

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researcher
noun [C] uk   /-ˈsɜː.tʃər/  us   /-ˈsɝː.tʃɚ/

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B2 a ​television/​political researcher
(Definition of research from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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researchnoun [U]

 us   /ˈri·sɜrtʃ, rɪˈsɜrtʃ/
a ​detailedstudy of a ​subject in ​order to ​discoverinformation or ​achieve a new ​understanding of it: medical/​scientific research The US ​government has ​funded some research on ​high-speedtrains. I like doing research.
research
verb [I/T]  us   /rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri·sɜrtʃ/
[T] Obviously they didn’t research it and get enough ​information.
researcher
noun [C]  us   /rɪˈsɜr·tʃər, ˈriˌsɜr-/
(Definition of research from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"research" in Business English

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researchnoun [U]

uk   us   /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

researchverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/
to ​study a ​subject carefully or in detail, especially in ​order to discover new ​information or understand the ​subject better: research into sth She researches into the ​effects of ​climatechange.
(Definition of research from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “research”
in Korean 연구, 조사…
in Arabic بَحْث…
in Malaysian kajian…
in French (de) recherche…
in Russian исследование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 研究, 調查, 探索…
in Italian ricerca, ricerche…
in Turkish araştırma, inceleme, tetkik…
in Polish badania (naukowe)…
in Spanish investigación…
in Vietnamese cuộc nghiên cứu…
in Portuguese pesquisa…
in Thai การวิจัย…
in German die Forschung, Forschungs-……
in Catalan investigació…
in Japanese 調査, 研究, リサーチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 研究, 调查, 探索…
in Indonesian penelitian…
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