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research (n.)

1570年代,"仔细搜索的行为",来自法语 recerche (1530年代,现代法语 recherche ),由古法语 recercher (见 research (v.))回形。意为"科学探究",最早见于1630年代。词组 research and development 是1923年开始记录的。

research (v.)

1590年代,源于法语 recercher ,来自古法语 recercher "寻找,仔细搜索",来自 re- ,强化前缀(见 re- ),+ cercher "寻找",来自拉丁语 circare "走来走去,游荡,穿越",在晚期拉丁语中,"游荡到哪里,哪里",来自 circus "圈子"(见 circus )。相关: Researched ; researching .

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Definitions of research from WordNet
1
research (v.)
attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner;
The student researched the history of that word
research (v.)
inquire into;
the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
Synonyms: search / explore
2
research (n.)
systematic investigation to establish facts;
research (n.)
a search for knowledge;
their pottery deserves more research than it has received
Synonyms: inquiry / enquiry
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