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research

Pronunciation: re-serch', re'serch

Definition:

  1. The organized quest for new knowledge and better understanding, of the natural world, determinants of health and disease. Several types of research are recognized: observational (empiric); analytic; experimental; theoretic; applied.
  2. To conduct such scientific inquiry.

[O.Fr. re-cerche, fr. cerchier, to search, fr. L. circare, to go around, fr. circus, circle]

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