|Origin:||recerche, from recerchier 'to find out about something thoroughly', from cerchier; SEARCH2|
re‧search1 S2 W1 [uncountable] also researches formal
serious study of a subject, in order to discover new facts or test new ideas
research into the causes of cancer
a research team
I'm still doing research for my thesis.
Gould was helped in his researches by local naturalists.
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