HyperDic: research

English > 4 senses of the word research:
NOUNactresearchsystematic investigation to establish facts
cognitionresearch, inquiry, enquirya search for knowledge
VERBcommunicationresearchattempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
cognitionresearch, search, exploreinquire into
research > pronunciation
Soundsriyser'ch; riy'serch
Rhymesbirch ... search: 7 rhymes with erch...
English > research: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningSystematic investigation to establish facts.
Narrowerfield workAn investigation carried out in the field rather than in a laboratory or headquarters
marketing research, market researchresearch that gathers and analyzes information about the moving of good or services from producer to consumer
microscopyresearch with the use of microscopes
operations researchresearch designed to determine most efficient way to do something
probeAn investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
scientific research, research projectresearch into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
Broaderinvestigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Spanishinvestigación
Catalaninvestigació
Verbsresearchinquire into
English > research: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA search for knowledge.
Example"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
Synonymsinquiry, enquiry
Narrowerempirical researchAn empirical search for knowledge
experiment, experimentationThe testing of an idea
heraldryThe study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
nature studyThe study of animals and plants in the natural world (usually at an elementary level)
poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvassAn inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
probe, investigationAn inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
Broaderproblem solvingThe thought processes involved in solving a problem
Spanishatención, encuesta, estudio, exploración, interés, investigación
Catalanestudi, investigació, recerca
Verbsresearchinquire into
researchattempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
English > research: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningAttempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue research the movie
Example"The student researched the history of that word"
Narrowerconsult, refer, look upseek information from
Broaderinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
Spanishestudiar, investigar
Nounsresearcha search for knowledge
researchera scientist who devotes himself to doing research
English > research: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaninginquire into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"
Synonymssearch, explore
Narrowercast about, beat about, cast aroundsearch anxiously
googleSearch the internet (for information) using the Google search engine
mapquestSearch for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program
prospectexplore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
re-exploreexplore / explore anew
Broaderinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
Spanishaveriguar, buscar, explorar, indagar, inquirir, investigar
Catalanbuscar, cercar, esbrinar, explorar, indagar, inquirir, perquirir
Nounsresearchsystematic investigation to establish facts
researcha search for knowledge
researchera scientist who devotes himself to doing research

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