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English Dictionary: research by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
research
n
  1. systematic investigation to establish facts
  2. a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
    Synonym(s): inquiry, enquiry, research
v
  1. attempt to find out in a systematically 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"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
    Synonym(s): research, search, explore
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Re-search \Re-search"\ (r?-s?rch"), v. t. [Pref. re- + search.]
      To search again; to examine anew.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Research \Re*search"\ (r?-s?rch"), n. [Pref. re- + search: cf
      OF. recerche, F. recherche.]
      Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or
      principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as,
      researches of human wisdom.
  
               The dearest interests of parties have frequently been
               staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries.
                                                                              --Macaulay.
  
      Syn: Investigation; examination; inquiry; scrutiny.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Research \Re*search"\, v. t. [Pref. re- + search: cf. OF.
      recerchier, F. rechercher.]
      To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
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