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English definition of “case study”

case study

noun [C]    
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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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