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market research

noun
1.
the gathering and studying of data relating to consumer preferences, purchasing power, etc., especially prior to introducing a product on the market.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30

market-research

[mahr-kit-ree-surch, -ri-surch] /ˈmɑr kɪtˈri sɜrtʃ, -rɪˈsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to conduct market research on.
Origin
1965-70
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Examples for market research
  • Forget that we're all conducting market research on ourselves.
  • Nothing the x-ray technician needs to know can be applied to market research, for instance, or to teaching medieval history.
  • Colleges are raising tuition because market research said they should.
  • Hallmark's messages are grounded in a substantial body of well-funded market research.
  • Also industries across the globe market research disproving global warming.
  • Looking for more customers, the company did extensive market research in poor countries.
  • Internal debates aside, ethnography is gaining credence in the corporate world as a form of market research.
  • We disdained the market research our publishers commissioned, telling ourselves that readers didn't know what they wanted.
  • He had a beautiful business plan with census data, market research, complicated models and strict customer acquisition budgets.
  • It all goes to show that market research can be awfully unreliable.
British Dictionary definitions for market research

marketing research

noun
1.
the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends

market research

noun
1.
the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends
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