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


Hyponyms: resurvey, design, draft, rough drawing, vignette, lucubration, occultism, communications, communication theory, major, frontier, allometry, bibliotics, ology, science, scientific discipline, architecture, engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology, futurology, futuristics, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts, theology, divinity, military science, numerology, protology, theogony, assay, case study, white book, white paper, blue book, green paper, progress report, position paper, medical report, audit, train, prepare, drill, exercise, practice, practise, memorize, memorise, con, learn, cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone, anatomize, diagnose, name, survey, appraise, compare, check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, review, reexamine, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspect, screen, trace, follow, investigate, sieve, sift, view, consider, look at, liken, equate


Grouped Verbs: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate


Entailments: read


Part Meronyms: house


Derivational Morphology: consider, analyze, analyse, examine, canvass, canvas, review, go over, survey, appraise, sketch, chalk out, meditate, contemplate, hit the books, learn, read, take, cogitate, think, cerebrate, report, describe, account, discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, work, perusal, perusing, poring over, studying, student, pupil, educatee, examen, examination, analyzer, analyser, analyst, analysis, analytic thinking, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness, meditation, speculation, cogitation, consideration, circumstance, condition


Anagrams: dusty


Language Translations:
Chinese: 學習   Dutch: studeren  
Esperanto: studi   Finnish: opiskella  
French: étudier   Galician: estudar  
German: studieren   Hungarian: tanulni  
Icelandic: læra   Ido: studiar  
Italian: studiare   Japanese: 学ぶ  
Korean: 공부하다   Polish: uczyć się  
Portuguese: estudar   Russian: изучать  
Slovene: študirati   Spanish: estudiar  
Swedish: studera  
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