[ UK /sˈɜːt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɝtʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  2. boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas
    right of search
  3. an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
    they wrote a program to do a table lookup
  4. the examination of alternative hypotheses
    his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful
  5. an investigation seeking answers
    a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    the outcome justified the search
VERB
  1. search or seek
    We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest
    Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!
  2. subject to a search
    We searched the whole house for the missing keys
    The police searched the suspect
  3. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    The police are searching for clues
    They are searching for the missing man in the entire county
  4. inquire into
    Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
    the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    He searched for information on his relatives on the web
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How To Use search In A Sentence

  • One can only guess at the research and detective work that has gone into the bald details recorded for each piece.
  • Consumers get incredibly upset when dieticians and researchers backtrack on previous findings, proclaiming that products once deemed healthy are now in question.
  • They describe some gaps in the literature and provide some suggestions for future research.
  • They searched for his body, handlining with grappling hooks, setting gill nets straight offshore and hauling seine. AMAGANSETT
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  • One consequence of epidemiological research into the contribution of lifestyle factors to cancer risk has been to blame the individual who develops cancer.
  • The services of the laboratory are offered gratuitously to any scientist or graduate student engaged in research which makes a significant contribution to progress in the fields of science.
  • A number of researchers offer insights on supportive classroom environments and the use of technology in peer learning.
  • The art of writing a good chess program is thinking of efficient short cuts through the search-space.
  • Since interviewers represent the interface between the research and the respondent, they have an important role in maximizing the response rate for the survey.
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