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Pronunciation: /rɪˈsɜːrtʃ; ˈriːsɜːrtʃ; rɪˈsɜːtʃ; ˈriːsɜːtʃ/

Translation of research in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • uncountable/no numerable investigación (feminine) a piece of research una investigación, un trabajo de investigación scientific/literary research investigación científica/literaria research has shown that … las investigaciones han demostrado que … research into/on sth investigación sobre algo to do/carry out research hacer*/llevar a cabo una investigación research and development investigación y desarrollo picture research investigación gráfica (before noun/delante del nombre) [establishment/work] de investigación research laboratory laboratorio (masculine) de investigación research student[ estudiante de posgrado que hace trabajos de investigación ] research worker investigador, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He remained there for 50 years, and on retirement signed on as a research student.
    • When he had been there only about a year, a new research student asked if they could fix a time for a regular weekly meeting.
    • I'm currently writing a short research paper on links between magic and technology.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • investigar* to research into/on sth investigar* algo, hacer* una investigación sobre algo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [causes/problem] investigar*, estudiar to research an article/a book hacer* una investigación que servirá de base a un artículo/a un libro, reunir* los datos necesarios para escribir un artículo/un libro the company is researching investment proposals la compañía está investigando or estudiando propuestas de inversión this article is well researched este artículo está bien documentado

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