research ( researches plural & 3rd person present) ( researching present participle) ( researched past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Research is work that involves studying something and trying to discover facts about it.
also N in pl
65 percent of the 1987 budget went for nuclear weapons research and production.
2 verb If you research something, you try to discover facts about it. She spent two years in South Florida researching and filming her documentary... V n So far we haven't been able to find anything, but we're still researching. V
researcher ( researchers plural) n-count He chose to join the company as a market researcher.
Market research is the activity of collecting and studying information about what people want, need, and buy. (BUSINESS) n-uncount
A new all-woman market research company has been set up to find out what women think about major news and issues.
research fellow ( research fellows plural ) A research fellow is a member of an academic institution whose job is to do research. n-count
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