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Definition 1: a detailed critical inspection - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

(... is a kind of study ) a new survey or study

Definition 2: a room used for reading and writing and studying - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study

(study is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is part of study) a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

"he has a house on Cape Cod" "she felt she had to get out of the house"

Definition 3: preliminary drawing for later elaboration - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made several studies before starting to paint

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

"drawings of abstract forms" "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

(... is a kind of study ) a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

"the design of a building"

(... is a kind of study ) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture

(... is a kind of study ) a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)

Definition 4: attentive consideration and meditation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after much cogitation he rejected the offer

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

(... is a kind of study ) laborious cogitation

Definition 5: a branch of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) the content of a particular field of knowledge

(... is a kind of study ) the study of the supernatural

(... is a kind of study ) the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions

(... is a kind of study ) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of study ) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

(... is a kind of study ) the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare

(... is a kind of study ) the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)

(... is a kind of study ) the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)

(... is a kind of study ) the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

(... is a kind of study ) the study of origins and first things

"To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"

(... is a kind of study ) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

(... is a kind of study ) the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of large man-made constructs

(... is a kind of study ) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

(... is a kind of study ) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

(... is a kind of study ) the principal field of study of a student at a university

"her major is linguistics"

(... is a kind of study ) an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development

"he worked at the frontier of brain science"

(... is a kind of study ) the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

(... is a kind of study ) the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

(... is a kind of study ) the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity

(... is a kind of study ) an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

(... is a kind of study ) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

(... is a kind of study ) the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods

Definition 6: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
  • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

"the child's acquisition of language"

Definition 7: a state of deep mental absorption - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is in a deep study

(study is a kind of ...) complete attention; intense mental effort

Definition 8: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of study ) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

(... is a kind of study ) a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

(... is a kind of study ) a government report; bound in white

(... is a kind of study ) a report published by the British government; bound in blue

(... is a kind of study ) a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion

(... is a kind of study ) a report of work accomplished during a specified time period

(... is a kind of study ) a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy

(... is a kind of study ) a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient

Definition 9: a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a study in spiccato bowing

(study is a kind of ...) a musical work that has been created

"the composition is written in four movements"

Definition 10: someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a quick study

(study is a kind of ...) a person who learns by rote

Definition 11: be a student of a certain subject - [verb of cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is reading for the bar exam

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of study ) attend academic courses without getting credit

(... is a kind of study ) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

(... is a kind of study ) learn by repetition

"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

Definition 12: learn by reading books - [verb of cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is studying geology in his room
  • I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) gain knowledge or skills

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

(... is a kind of study ) commit to memory; learn by heart

"Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"

(... is a kind of study ) study intensively, as before an exam

"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

(study implies ...) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Definition 13: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning - [verb of cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
  • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
  • analyze your real motives

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of study ) analyze down to the smallest detail

"This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"

(... is a kind of study ) check and sort carefully

"sift the information"

(... is a kind of study ) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(... is a kind of study ) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress" "trace one's ancestry"

(... is a kind of study ) examine methodically

"screen the suitcases"

(... is a kind of study ) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

"audit accounts and tax returns"

(... is a kind of study ) look at again; examine again

"let's review your situation"

(... is a kind of study ) analyze (chemical substances)

(... is a kind of study ) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(... is a kind of study ) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

(... is a kind of study ) make a survey of; for statistical purposes

(... is a kind of study ) consider in a comprehensive way

"He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

(... is a kind of study ) subject to a medical analysis

(... is a kind of study ) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

(... is a kind of study ) look at carefully; study mentally

"view a problem"

Definition 14: be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning - [verb of cognition]

(... is a kind of study ) have as one's principal field of study

"She is majoring in linguistics"

(... is a kind of study ) have as one's secondary field of study

"in collee she minored in mathematics"

Definition 15: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes - [verb of cognition]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is meditating in his study

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

Definition 16: give careful consideration to - [verb of perception]

Samples where study or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • consider the possibility of moving

Synonyms for study in the sense of this definition

(study is a kind of ...) reflect deeply on a subject

"I mulled over the events of the afternoon" "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

(... is a kind of study ) consider as relevant when making a decision

"You must factor in the recent developments"

(... is a kind of study ) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

"We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans" "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"

(study has a similar meaning as ...) think about carefully; weigh

"They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

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