General English

  • noun scientific study, which tries to find out facts
  • verb to study something in order to find out facts

General Science

  • verb to carry out a scientific study of something


  • noun the process of trying to find out facts or information
  • verb to study or try to find out information about something


  • noun scientific investigation carried out in order to learn new facts about a field of study

Information & Library Science

  • noun work that is done to investigate something

Media Studies

  • noun methodical investigation into a subject in order to discover facts, to establish or revise a theory or to develop a plan of action based on the facts discovered
  • verb to carry out research


  • noun a scientific study which investigates something new