• WordNet 3.6
    • v research inquire into "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project","He searched for information on his relatives on the web","Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
    • v research attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner "The student researched the history of that word"
    • n research systematic investigation to establish facts
    • n research a search for knowledge "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.
    • Research Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom; to research a topic in the library; medical research . "The dearest interests of parties have frequently been staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries."
    • Research Systematic observation of phenomena for the purpose of learning new facts or testing the application of theories to known facts; -- also called scientific research. This is the research part of the phrase “research and development” (R&D).
    • v. t research To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year
    • research To search or examine with continued care; examine into or inquire about diligently.
    • n research Diligent inquiry, examination, or study; laborious or continued search after facts or principles; investigation: as, microscopical research; historical researches.
    • n research In music, an extemporaneous composition preluding the performance of a work, and introducing some of its leading themes.
    • n research Synonyms Investigation, Inquiry, etc. (see examination), exploration.
    • research To search again; examine anew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
    • n Research rē-sėrch′ a careful search: diligent examination or investigation: scrutiny
    • v.i Research to examine anew
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  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.”
  • Arthur Bloch
    Arthur Bloch
    “Enough research will tend to support your conclusions.”
  • Wernher Von Braun
    Wernher Von Braun
    “Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.”
  • Helene Deutsch
    Helene Deutsch
    “After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.”
  • William Henry
    William Henry
    “What is research, but a blind date with knowledge.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + search,: cf. OF. recerchier, F. rechercher,


In literature:

But a little more research shows that the case is much more unfavorable.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
I think it unlikely that this conclusion will bear the test of further research.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
By personal research among book stocks.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
The writer suffered from a preoccupation of mind and in his researches was governed accordingly.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
You mention my researches.
"The Leader" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
But we're not going to find out these things until we open a research program, and we can't open a program for at least six months.
"The Professional Approach" by Charles Leonard Harness
We know by the careful researches of the academicians PALLAS, VON BAER, BRANDT, VON MIDDENDORFF, FR.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Research, you should know, is a community function, not something to be done in any set of quarters.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
Forster, animated by an ardour for botanical research, missed none of them.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A fortunate accident did much to aid his researches.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

Then my great work of book research
Till dusk I took in hand-
The forming of a final, sound
Opinion on The Strand.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Let the Nile cloak his head in the clouds, and defy
The researches of science and time;
Let the Niger escape the keen traveller's eye,
By plunging or changing his clime.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
Throughout his life, they came to him for cures,
He fought a furious battle against death
And died, from self-injection of the plague,
Research unfinished at his final breath.
""All through his life he drew the scenes of war..."" by Konstantin Simonov
THE two were silent in a sunless church,
Whose mildewed walls, uneven paving-stones,
And wasted carvings passed antique research;
And nothing broke the clock's dull monotones.
"Her Dilemma" by Thomas Hardy
Was it chance, or some angel, directed his sense,
On a tree of Ayesha's fair garden to perch?
No, with langour opprest, and in heat most intense,
A delicate water allur'd his research.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
But with your splendid roundabout
Of mighty power, new-hung and greasy,
With galvanometer so stout,
A new research would be as easy;
A test which might perchance disclose,
Which way the electric current flows.
"Answer To Tait" by James Clerk Maxwell

In news:

A researcher at an infectious disease s laboratory in San Francisco has died of a rare bacteria strain, California health officials said, raising fears the man's friends and fellow researchers may too have been infected.
Interdisciplinary Clinical Research by Faculty in Non-Research-Focused Colleges and Universities.
Researchers said MDs and DOs can learn from this research about interactions with patients.
In preparation for our annual Research Conference in April, I have been actively studying our research over the last year.
Bernstein Research ( Bernstein Research / October 5, 2012 ).
Two researchers from Japan and England have been recognized for revolutionizing the field of stem cell research.
Pitting climate change research against weather research is unproductive.
Of California at Davis, used a scholarly social-networking site called Mendeley to organize and post the research papers of his late father, an NIH researcher.
Some are more defensible than others, but most clinical researchers would state that their research is intended to improve health-care effectiveness and safety.
The Keweenaw Research Center held a flag raising ceremony on Friday KRC is an engineering research facility that is part of Michigan Tech.
Syngenta plans to construct a new state-of-the-art biotechnology research facility adjacent to its existing research campus in Research Triangle Park, NC.
The search giant's new research facility gives University of California, Berkeley, professors and students access to Yahoo's audience of 400 million to research their ideas.
Microsoft announced the opening of a new research lab in New York City, the company's 13th lab worldwide--staffed by some world-class researchers, including some former Yahoo researchers.
"Sometimes we get calls from researchers who have funds and need a submarine," Mr Söhnlein said, "but our focus is more on researchers who do not have funds.
Credit unions are outperforming community banks in mobile banking, according to new research from Pleasanton, Calif.-based Javelin Strategy & Research.

In science:

Research partly supported by the APCTP visiting program and a research grant of Konkuk University.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
This research is partially supported by research grants from NSFC and Tsinghua University.
A Conjecture on Hodge Integrals
The research of the second author was partially supported by Grant MM-1106/2001 of the Bulgarian Foundation for Scientific Research.
Defining Relations of Noncommutative Trace Algebra of Two $3 \times 3$ Matrices
The second author has been supported by the DFG Research Center Matheon and by the DFG Research Group Algorithms, Structure, Randomness.
Two New Bounds on the Random-Edge Simplex Algorithm
This research is partially supported by research grants from NSFC and Tsinghua University.
On a deformed topological vertex