Definition of research and development in English:

research and development

Line breaks: re|search and de¦vel¦op|ment

noun

[mass noun]
(In industry) work directed towards the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes.
More 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.

Definition of research and development in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal