— researchable , adj. — researcher, researchist , n.
/ri serrch", ree"serrch/ , n.
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.
3. to make researches; investigate carefully.
4. to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.
[ 1570-80; (v.) recercher to seek, OF, equiv. to re- RE- + cercher to SEARCH; (n.) recerche ]
Syn. 1. scrutiny, study. See investigation. 4. study, inquire, examine, scrutinize.