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noun [uncountable] research pronunciation in American English /rɪˈsɜrtʃ/research pronunciation in American English /ˈriˌsɜrtʃ/
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  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.
    medical/historical/linguistic 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: Federal 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/program
      a research team/student
 

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