Meaning of RESEARCH in English

I. ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌ 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

II. verb

Date: 1593

transitive verb

1. : to search or investigate exhaustively

research a problem

2. : to do research for

research a book

intransitive verb

: to engage in research

• re·search·able ri-ˈsər-chə-bəl, ˈrē-ˌ adjective

• re·search·er noun

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