Definition of research and development in English:

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research and development


(In industry) work directed toward the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes.
Example sentences
  • Possible measures include giving oil and gas exploration the same status as industrial research and development.
  • The company spent a lot of money on research and development and new products were coming on stream, but not fast enough.
  • He said the company would continue to invest in research and development and build its product range.

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Syllabification: re·search and de·vel·op·ment

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