Study - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstʌdɪ|  American pronunciation of the word study
Brit.  |ˈstʌdɪ|  British pronunciation of the word study
- a detailed critical inspection (syn: survey)
- applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading) (syn: work)
- a written document describing the findings of some individual or group (syn: report)
- a state of deep mental absorption
- a room used for reading and writing and studying
- a branch of knowledge (syn: bailiwick, discipline, field, subject)
- preliminary drawing for later elaboration (syn: sketch)
- attentive consideration and meditation (syn: cogitation)
- someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
- a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
- consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning (syn: analyse, analyze, canvass, examine)
- be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
- give careful consideration to (syn: consider)
- be a student of a certain subject (syn: learn, read, take)
- learn by reading books
- think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes (syn: contemplate, meditate)


Becoming a doctor requires years of study.

You can improve your knowledge of the natural world by study and observation.

She will return to her studies after vacation.

He left the service to pursue his studies.

The agency conducted an environmental study.

He took part in a study of childhood obesity.

The study of the new drug will be published next year.

Did you study for the test?

She's studying to be a teacher.

I studied the request carefully.

She was studying his face for a reaction.

The proposal was studied in great detail.

The effects of the drug have never been thoroughly studied.

The proposal is under our study.

He stood in a study.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: study
he/she/it: studies
present participle: studying
past tense: studied
past participle: studied
singular: study
plural: studies
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