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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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British Dictionary definitions for market-research

market research

noun
1.
the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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