research

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research


Research is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
research

Plural
researches

  1. (uncountable) Research is the process or result of trying to find an answer by reading, interviewing, watching, or doing experiments.
    The last 10 years has provided a huge amount of research into a cure for cancer.
    We've been conducting research into the reason for the changes in these fish.

Verb[change]

Plain form
research

Third-person singular
researches

Past tense
researched

Past participle
researched

Present participle
researching

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you research a question, you try to find an answer, usually by reading a lot about it, or by doing experiments.
    I have to research the history of King Henry II for my English class.

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