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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     
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  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly

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