Definition of "study" [stud•y]

  • The act or process of studying. (noun)
  • The pursuit of knowledge, as by reading, observation, or research. (noun)
  • Attentive scrutiny. (noun)
  • A branch of knowledge. (noun)
  • A branch or department of learning: graduate studies. (noun)
  • To apply the mind to the learning or understanding of (a subject), esp by reading (verb)

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  • To investigate or examine, as by observation, research, etc (verb)
  • To look at minutely; scrutinize (verb)
  • To give much careful or critical thought to (verb)
  • To take a course in (a subject), as at a college (verb)
  • To try to memorize (verb)
  • To meditate or contemplate; reflect (verb)
  • The act or process of studying (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A room used for studying, reading, writing, etc (noun)
  • Work relating to a particular discipline (noun)
  • An investigation and analysis of a subject, situation, etc (noun)
  • A product of studying, such as a written paper or book (noun)
  • A drawing, sculpture, etc, executed for practice or in preparation for another work (noun)
  • A musical composition intended to develop one aspect of performing technique (noun)
  • A person who memorizes a part in the manner specified (noun)

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Use "study" in a sentence
  • "Games are better than sex: study p2pnet news view | Games:- One in three British PS3 owners would rather play a game than have sex, says a new ’study’."
  • "Dr. William Barbaresi, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and lead author of the research, said the study is the first population-based, long-term study to examine the effects of prescribed ADHD stimulant medicine on school performance."
  • "In its editorial, a mention of a study done published on the web about a year ago, and I am using the term study loosely, which looked at the number of stories published by SF magazines with male editors and those with female editors and concluded that there was no real difference and that, therefore, the reason women are not getting published in SF in equal numbers to men is not gender bias."