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case study

noun
1.
a study of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social group, usually emphasizing developmental issues and relationships with the environment, especially in order to compare a larger group to the individual unit.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for case study
  • It actually makes a great case study on what someone can do long term.
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  • Watching the kitchen during the hectic rush of dinner service presented a case study in industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Lane uses shyness as his case study of disease-mongering in psychiatry.
  • Actual case study after actual case study tells us this is how it's done.
  • He cites one case study that he fears will be a model for the future.
  • Popularizing the obscure fruit and making it a sensation has been a case study in entrepreneurship.
  • Apple's progress is the quintessential case study of vision.
  • The resulting map provided a founding case study for epidemiology.
British Dictionary definitions for case study

case study

noun
1.
the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations
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case study in Medicine

case study n.

  1. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.

  2. An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.

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