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    study - Dictionary definition and meaning for word study

    Definition
    (noun) a detailed critical inspection
    Synonyms : survey
    Definition
    (noun) applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    Synonyms : work
    Example Sentence
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design
    Definition
    (noun) a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    Synonyms : report , written report
    Example Sentence
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
    Definition
    (noun) a state of deep mental absorption
    Example Sentence
    • she is in a deep study
    Definition
    (noun) a room used for reading and writing and studying
    Example Sentence
    • he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study
    Definition
    (noun) a branch of knowledge
    Example Sentence
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
    Definition
    (noun) preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    Synonyms : sketch
    Example Sentence
    • he made several studies before starting to paint
    Definition
    (noun) attentive consideration and meditation
    Synonyms : cogitation
    Example Sentence
    • after much cogitation he rejected the offer
    Definition
    (noun) someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
    Example Sentence
    • he is a quick study
    Definition
    (noun) a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
    Example Sentence
    • a study in spiccato bowing
    Definition
    (verb) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    Synonyms : analyse , analyze , canvas , canvass , examine
    Example Sentence
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
    Definition
    (verb) be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning Definition
    (verb) give careful consideration to
    Synonyms : consider
    Example Sentence
    • consider the possibility of moving
    Definition
    (verb) be a student of a certain subject
    Synonyms : learn , read , take
    Example Sentence
    • She is reading for the bar exam
    Definition
    (verb) learn by reading books
    Synonyms : hit the books
    Example Sentence
    • He is studying geology in his room
    • I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now
    Definition
    (verb) think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
    Synonyms : contemplate , meditate
    Example Sentence
    • He is meditating in his study
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