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Noun: research  ri'surch or 'ree,surch
  1. Systematic investigation to establish facts
  2. A search for knowledge
    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received";
    - inquiry, enquiry [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: research  ri'surch or 'ree,surch
  1. Attempt to find out in a systematical and scientific manner
    "The student researched the history of that word"
  2. Inquire into
    "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project";
    - search, explore, delve into, dig into

Derived forms: researching, researches, researched

Type of: investigate, investigating, investigation, look into, problem solving

Encyclopedia: Research, Information and Communications Unit