research - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [uncountable] 

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/rɪˈsɜː(r)tʃ/

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/ˈriːsɜː(r)tʃ/
  1. the detailed study of something in order to discover new facts, especially in a university or scientific institution

    Recent research shows that babies in the womb can be influenced by music.

    She teaches a lot of classes and doesn’t have much time for her own research.

    research into:

    research into the causes of schizophrenia

    research on:

    There is clearly a need for further research on this topic.

    carry out research:

    Government scientists have carried out extensive research into the effects of these drugs.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or involved in research

      a research project/programme

      a research team/student