Meaning of RESEARCH in English


Pronunciation: ri- ' s ə rch, ' r ē - ˌ

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French recerche, from recercher to go about seeking, from Old French recerchier, from re- + cerchier, sercher to search ― more at SEARCH

Date: 1577

1 : careful or diligent search

2 : studious inquiry or examination especially : investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws

3 : the collecting of information about a particular subject

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.