research

[ri-surch, ree-surch]
noun
1.
diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
2.
a particular instance or piece of research.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make researches; investigate carefully.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.

Origin:
1570–80; (v.) < Middle French recercher to seek, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + cercher to search; (noun) < Middle French recerche

researchable, adjective
researcher, researchist, noun
proresearch, adjective
underresearch, verb (used with object)

re-search, research.


1. scrutiny, study. See investigation. 4. study, inquire, examine, scrutinize.
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research (rɪˈsɜːtʃ, ˈriːsɜːtʃ)
 
n
1.  systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
 
vb
2.  to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
 
[C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search]
 
re'searchable
 
adj
 
re'searcher
 
n

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Word Origin & History

research
1577, "act of searching closely," from M.Fr. recerche (1539), from O.Fr. recercher "seek out, search closely," from re-, intensive prefix, + cercher "to seek for" (see search). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1639. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.
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Example sentences
Sort of, if the communication is learned rather than innate, researchers say.
For years many researchers have claimed that salt threatens public health by
  contributing to high blood pressure.
Researchers have made a flurry of discoveries related to memory loss recently.
Researchers have learned how to manipulate genes in plants and animals, and to
  a much lesser extent, in humans.
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