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STUDY





Definition:

  1. [noun] a detailed critical inspection
    Synonyms: survey

  2. [noun] applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
    Synonyms: work

  3. [noun] a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
    Synonyms: report, written report

  4. [noun] a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"

  5. [noun] a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"

  6. [noun] a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
    Synonyms: discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of bailiwick, branch of knowledge

  7. [noun] preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
    Synonyms: sketch

  8. [noun] attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
    Synonyms: cogitation

  9. [noun] someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"

  10. [noun] a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"

  11. [verb] consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
    Synonyms: analyze, analyse, examine, canvass, canvas

  12. [verb] be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning

  13. [verb] give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
    Synonyms: consider

  14. [verb] be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
    Synonyms: learn, read, take

  15. [verb] learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
    Synonyms: hit the books

  16. [verb] think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
    Synonyms: meditate, contemplate

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