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Re*search" (r?-s?rch"), n. [Pref. re- + search: cf OF. recerche, F. recherche.]

Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborius or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom.

The dearest interests of parties have frequently been staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries. Macaulay.

Syn. -- Investigation; examination; inquiry; scrutiny.

 

© Webster 1913.


Re*search", v. t. [Pref. re- + search: cf. OF. recerchier, F. rechercher.]

To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

 

© Webster 1913.