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I UK [ˈstʌdɪ] / US noun
Word forms "study":
singular study plural studies
a) [uncountable] the process of learning about a subject by reading and by going to school, university etc

Libraries are not used only for study.

study of:

a centre for the study of Asian languages

b) the process of learning about a problem or subject using scientific methods

the sociological study of crime

a) studies
[plural] the work that you do while you are at a college or university

Sarah wants to continue her studies.

b) a subject that can be studied at a university or college

environmental/business studies

3) [countable] a research project that examines a problem or a particular subject

The study showed a link between radiation leaks and cancer.

4) [countable] a room in a house where you can read or work quietly
5) [countable] art a first drawing, model, or plan of a work by an artist
6) [countable] music a piece of music that is written to help people to practise a musical instrument

II UK [ˈstʌdɪ] / US verb
Word forms "study":
present tense I/you/we/they study he/she/it studies present participle studying past tense studied past participle studied
1) [intransitive/transitive] to learn about a subject by going to school, university etc

I wanted to study languages in the sixth form.

study for:

Janet's studying for a degree in history.

study to be/become something:

Michael was studying to be a lawyer.

a) [transitive] to learn about a problem or a particular subject using scientific methods

They will study the effect of technology on jobs.

b) [intransitive] to do work such as reading and homework

You need to study hard if you want to pass.

She shouldn't spend all her time studying.

2) [transitive] to read or look at something very carefully

I have studied various maps of the area.

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  • Study — may refer to: * Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials * Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece * Study (room), a room in a home used as an …   Wikipedia

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  • study — (v.) early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier to study (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium study, application, originally eagerness, from studere to be diligent ( to be pressing forward ), from PIE * (s)teu to push, stick, knock, beat (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • study — [n] learning, analysis abstraction, academic work, analyzing, application, attention, class, cogitation, comparison, concentration, consideration, contemplation, course, cramming, debate, deliberation, examination, exercise, inquiry, inspection,… …   New thesaurus

  • Study — Stud y, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Studied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Studying}.] [OE. studien, OF. estudier, F. [ e]tudier. See {Study}, n.] 1. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Study — Study, Eduard, Mathematiker, geb. 23. März 1862 in Koburg, studierte in Jena, Straßburg, Leipzig und München, wurde 1885 Privatdozent in Leipzig, 1888 in Marburg, 1894 außerordentlicher Professor in Bonn, 1897 ordentlicher Professor in Greifswald …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • study — I verb acquire knowledge, analyze, apply the mind, attend, audit, cerebrate, consider, contemplate, devote oneself to, dissect, do research, educate oneself, examine, excogitate, explore, eye, incumbere, inquire into, inspect, intellectualize,… …   Law dictionary

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