What we mean by "research"
Definitions of Research
Oxford English Dictionary (second
A search or investigation directed to the discovery of some fact by
careful consideration or study of a subject; a course of critical or
Random House Unabridged Dictionary
Diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in
order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.
The American Heritage Dictionary of
the English Language, Fourth Edition (© 2006)
To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed,
accurate manner: researching the
effects of acid rain.
WordNet® 3.0 Princeton
University (© 2006)
investigation to establish facts
verb: attempt to find out in
a systematically and scientific manner