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Topic: EDUCATION

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: recerche, from recerchier 'to find out about something thoroughly', from cerchier; SEARCH2

research

1 noun
     
re‧search1 S2 W1 [uncountable] also researches formal
1SE serious study of a subject, in order to discover new facts or test new ideas
research into/on
research into the causes of cancer
a research team
do/conduct/undertake research
I'm still doing research for my thesis.
Gould was helped in his researches by local naturalists.
2 the activity of finding information about something that you are interested in or need to know about:
It's a good idea to do some research before you buy a house.
[↪ investigation] market research
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