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Research: Home

This is a general topical guide on some basics about research and its importance.

Meaning of Research

research [ ri-surch, ree-surch ]    from DICTIONARY.COM


  • diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
  • a particular instance or piece of research.

verb (used without object)

  • to make researches; investigate carefully.

verb (used with object)

  • to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.

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