study NOUN (pl. studies) 1) the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge. 2) a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation. 3) a room for reading, writing, or academic work. 4) a piece of work done for practice or as an experiment.
VERB (studies, studied) 1) acquire knowledge on. 2) make a study of. 3) apply oneself to study. 4) look at closely in order to observe or read. 5) (studied) done with deliberate and careful effort.
a study in — Cf. ↑a study in
in a brown study — Cf. ↑in a brown study
ORIGIN Latin studium 'zeal, painstaking application' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.


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