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Etymology

From obsolete French recercher (to search closely), from Old French re-+cerchier (to search).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
research

Plural
es

research (es)
  1. (uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, et cetera; laborious or continued search after truth.
  2. (countable) A particular instance or piece of research.

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Verb

Infinitive
to research

Third person singular
researches

Simple past
researched

Past participle
-

Present participle
researching

to research (third-person singular simple present researches, present participle researching, simple past and past participle researched)
  1. (transitive) to search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
  2. (intransitive) to make an extensive investigation into.

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References

  • research” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • research” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • research” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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