• (British) IPA: /ɹɪˈsɜːtʃ/, /ˈɹiː.sɜːtʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹi.sɚtʃ/, /ɹiˈsɝtʃ/


  1. (uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
    The research station that houses Wang and his team is outside Lijiang, a city of about 1.2 million people.
  2. (countable, dated) A particular instance or piece of research.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • 1747, The Scots magazine (volume 9, page 567)
      The first step I took in this so necessary a research, was to examine the motives, the justice, the necessity and expediency of the revolution […]
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research (researches, present participle researching; 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.
  3. (transitive) To search again.
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