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1    apply oneself (to), bone up on     (informal)   burn the midnight oil, cogitate, con     (archaic)   consider, contemplate, cram     (informal)   examine, go into, hammer away at, learn, lucubrate     (rare)   meditate, mug up     (Brit. slang)   ponder, pore over, read, read up, swot (up)     (Brit. informal)  
2    analyse, deliberate, examine, investigate, look into, peruse, research, scrutinize, survey, work over  
3    academic work, application, book work, cramming     (informal)   learning, lessons, reading, research, school work, swotting     (Brit. informal)   thought  
4    analysis, attention, cogitation, consideration, contemplation, examination, inquiry, inspection, investigation, perusal, review, scrutiny, survey  

brown study     
absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, contemplation, meditation, musing, preoccupation, reflection, reverie, rumination  
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  ( studies    plural & 3rd person present)   ( studying    present participle)   ( studied    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you study, you spend time learning about a particular subject or subjects.  
...a relaxed and happy atmosphere that will allow you to study to your full potential...      V  
He went to Hull University, where he studied History and Economics...      V n  
The rehearsals make it difficult for her to study for law school exams.      V for n  
2       n-uncount   Study is the activity of studying.  
also N in pl  
...the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history..., She gave up her studies to have Alexander.     
3       n-count   A study of a subject is a piece of research on it.  
usu with supp  
Recent studies suggest that as many as 5 in 1000 new mothers are likely to have this problem.     
4       n-plural   You can refer to educational subjects or courses that contain several elements as studies of a particular kind.  
supp N  
...a new centre for Islamic studies..., She is currently doing a business studies course at Leeds.     
5       verb   If you study something, you look at it or watch it very carefully, in order to find something out.  
Debbie studied her friend's face for a moment.      V n  
6       verb   If you study something, you consider it or observe it carefully in order to be able to understand it fully.  
I know that you've been studying chimpanzees for thirty years now...      V n  
I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.      V n  
7       n-count   A study by an artist is a drawing which is done in preparation for a larger picture.  
8       n-count   A study is a room in a house which is used for reading, writing, and studying.  
    case study  

case study        ( case studies    plural  ) A case study is a written account that gives detailed information about a person, group, or thing and their development over a period of time.      n-count  
...a large case study of malaria in West African children.     
nature study     
Nature study is the study of animals and plants by looking at them directly, for example when it is taught to young children.      n-uncount  
Self-study is study that you do on your own, without a teacher.      n-uncount   oft N n  
Individuals can enrol on self-study courses in the university's language institute.     

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brown study, sturdy, stud, studio

! pilot study report n.
отчет об экспериментальном исследовании

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