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Usage statistics for the noun study:

spoken English13.49%written English86.51% imaginative writing9.86%informational writing90.14%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun study:

sketchdisciplinesurveyfieldsubjectreportstudywork
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The word study is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun study

What does study mean as a name of something?

Study is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: studies

  1. a detailed critical inspection
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of study: survey
    • more generic words: examination / scrutiny = the act of examining something closely
    • more specific word: resurvey = a new survey or study
  2. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    • example: no schools offer graduate study in interior design
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of study: work
    • more generic words: acquisition / learning = the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  3. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    • example: this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of study: report / written report
    • more generic terms: document / papers / written document = writing that provides information
    • more specific terms:
      • assay = a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
      • case 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
      • white paper / white book = a government report
      • blue book = a report published by the British government
      • green paper = a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion
      • progress report = a report of work accomplished during a specified time period
      • position paper = a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy
      • medical report = a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient
  4. a state of deep mental absorption
  5. a room used for reading and writing and studying
    • example: he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: room = an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • part of: house = a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  6. a branch of knowledge
  7. preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of study: sketch
    • more generic word: drawing = a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
    • more specific terms:
      • design = a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
      • rough drawing / draft = a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
      • vignette = a small illustrative sketch
  8. attentive consideration and meditation
  9. someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play)
    • example: he is a quick study
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: memoriser / memorizer = a person who learns by rote
  10. a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

Alternative definition of the noun study

noun

  1. [obsolete] A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.
  2. [archaic] Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern.
  3. Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.
  4. The act of studying; examination.
  5. A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.
  6. An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.

Specialised definition of the noun study

Glossary of sports

the act of examining something carefully to learn more about it (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

course of study a course at school, college or university (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb study

What does study mean as a doing word?

Study is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: studied

  1. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    • example: Sam and Sue study the movie
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The inspector analyzed the buildingVerbs of Assessment: analyze, appraise, assess, audit, evaluate, review, scrutinize
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] for [Attribute]The inspector analyzed the building for its soundness
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, genitive]'s [Attribute]The inspector analyzed the building's soundness
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I learnedDiscover Verbs: figure out, find out, hear, learn, read
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I discovered that it didn't make sense
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]I discovered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I discovered the fleece
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]I discovered about him drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing]I learned about his drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction]I learned about what he drank
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause]I learned about the drinking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause] from [Source]I learned about it from a book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, how-extraction]I discovered from them how she did it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I discovered from them how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]I discovered from him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I learned from him about what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, what-extraction]I discovered from him about what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]I discovered from him about whether to go
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studiedLearn Verbs: cram, learn, read
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the islandVerbs of Perception: descry, discover, espy, examine, experience, eye, glimpse, inspect, investigate, make out, note, observe, overhear, perceive, peruse, recognize, regard, savor, scan, scent, scrutinize, sight, sniff, spot, spy, survey, view, watch, witness
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of study: analyse / analyze / canvass / examine
    • more specific terms:
  2. be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more specific words:
      • major = have as one's principal field of study
      • minor = have as one's secondary field of study
  3. give careful consideration to
  4. be a student of a certain subject
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]She studied
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic]Kissinger learned his lesson
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Topic] from [Source]Rhoda learned French from an old book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Source]Rhoda learned from an old book

      Learn Verbs (with the same syntax): cram, learn, read.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of study: learn / read / take
    • more specific words:
  5. learn by reading books
  6. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
    • example: He is meditating in his study
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of study: contemplate / meditate
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate / think = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Alternative definition of the verb study

verb

  1. [context: usually, academic] To revise materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.
  2. [context: academic] To take a course or courses on a subject.
  3. To acquire knowledge on a subject.
  4. To look at minutely.

Specialised definition of the verb study

Glossary of sports

to learn about a subject at school, college or university (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Film

"Study" is a 2012 Italian psychological thriller drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Paolo Benetazzo. It follows a psychology student in the last week before his final exam, discovering his life and exploring his mind. Distinguished by a profound cinematic individualism, the film was made on an extremely low-budget and was entirely shot by Benetazzo without any film crew.

Writings

"Study" is a book by James Preller, Joseph Layden, Scholastic Professional Books.

Artworks

  1. "Study" is a photography (gelatin silver print) by Germaine Krull, taken in (85 years ago).
    • media: gelatin silver print
  2. "Study" is an artwork by John Kacere.
  3. "Study" is an artwork by Prunella Clough.
  4. "Study" is an artwork by Isidre Nonell.

Music

"Study" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. Study: In art, a study is a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece, or as visual notes. Studies are often used to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition. Studies can have more impact than more-elaborately planned work, due to the fresh insights the artist gains while exploring the subject. The excitement of discovery can give a study vitality. Even when layers of the work show changes the artist made as more was understood, the viewer shares more of the artist's sense of discovery. Written notes alongside visual images add to the import of the piece as they allow the viewer to share the artist's process of getting to know the subject.
  2. Study is a painting by Hippolyte Flandrin executed between 1835 and 1836. Flandrin had won France's Prix de Rome in 1832, a bursary which provided the winner with a trip to Rome to concentrate on their vocation. There, Flandrin produced this study, which he sent back to Paris in 1837, in fulfillment of the bursary's requirements for the student to submit works in the tradition of various genres. In 1857, Napoleon III purchased the painting, which is now in the collection of Paris's Louvre.
  3. Study Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2012 film, Study. It was released on iTunes on October 1, 2013. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres including hard rock, psychedelic rock, new age, funk rock, gothic rock, trash metal. The original score was composed by Paolo Benetazzo, Roberto Chemello and Jean Charles Carbone.
  4. Study is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  5. study is a rocket engine development status.

Phrases with Study

Phrases starting with the word Study:

  1. study hall
  2. Study Buddy
  3. Study abroad
  4. Study circle
  5. Study Population

Phrases ending with the word Study:

  1. case study
  2. home study
  3. self-study
  4. time study
  5. work study
  6. brown study
  7. quick study
  8. motion study
  9. nature study
  10. Climatic Study
  11. directed study
  12. field of study
  13. literary study
  14. course of study
  15. time-motion study

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Study

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Google previewCompr. Industrial Engineering (2002)

by N. J. Manek

INTRODUCTION Work study is a part of Industrial Engineering.

Work study is a effective tool of investigations in an organization. ... The work study is the responsibility of some one who is in a staff and not a line position.

Google previewThe Microarchitecture of Pipelined and Superscalar Computers (1999)

by Amos R. Omondi

The first case study is the Manchester MU5 primary pipeline; this shows a simple approach to dealing with hazards: the pipeline is designed so that of the three types of hazard, one cannot occur, one requires stalling, and the third is handled in ...

Google previewPharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling and Simulation (2011)

by Peter L. Bonate

The first case study is the application of allometric scaling to predict the pharmacokinetics of a protein in humans based on animal data. The second case study is the analysis of dose proportionality for a new chemical entity. The third case ...

Google previewTHE 1-2-3-4 GUITAR SYSTEM -COMPLETE SERIES/ EDUCATION EDITION

by Jim Ross

The 'ONE FINGER EXERCISES FOR THE FRETTING HAND' study is a mere primer for things to come in the following Books. There's 285+ examples to keep you busy for at least a little while in Book One alone. Once you get used to the ...

Google previewONE FINGER EXERCISES FOR THE FRETTING HAND 1 of 4

by Jim Ross

The 'ONE FINGER EXERCISES FOR THE FRETTING HAND' study is a mere primer for things to come in the following Books. There's 285+ examples to keep you busy for at least a little while in Book One alone. Once you get used to the ...

Google previewProject Management Framework (2005)

by D.G. Carmichael

Work study is an established technique that has wide applicability. 4/3.2 WORK STUDY OUTLINE Work study may be broadly...

Google previewPostgraduate Orthopaedics (2012)

MCQs and EMQs for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) by Kesavan Sri-Ram

A case–control study is a retrospective study of a group with a condition and a group without, looking back to see if an...

Google previewThe Practice of Qualitative Research (2011)

by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia Leavy

Case study is a decision about what is to be studied, not a methodological decision, although it also guides how inquiry...

One of the problems in defining case study is that the term is not used in a consistent way across the literature as there ...

Google previewComputer Usage In Fourth and Fifth Grade Elementary Classrooms

Comparative case study refers to a set of multiple case studies of multiple research entities for the purpose of cross-unit...

Google previewSpace and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology (2006)

by University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference, Elizabeth C. Robertson

The archaeological study of space takes three main forms. The first kind of spatial study is the exploration of what that space contains. This is the examination of room contents in order to determine activity areas or room function that allows the ...

Google previewIs That a Fact? - Second Edition (2016)

A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information by Mark Battersby

The study is a case-control study using data from 12 different sites in Europe, and the authors admit that different sites used...

The most obvious shortcoming of the study is that the number of subjects is too small for reliable detection of a small ...

Google previewSchool and Home Education (1920)

The comparatively new movement for supervised study is an effort to correct this fault. But supervised study is more frequent in the secondary than in the elementary school; Is it not possible that the error should be correctly earlier, and that a ...

Google previewThe Concise Scientific Dictionary (2011)

BookCaps Study Guide by BookCaps Study Guides Staff

-noun- The medical study of the eye, including its diseases, anatomy, and physiology optics [op-tiks] -noun- The scientific study of vision and also of the properties of visible and invisible light optology ...

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Usage statistics about study

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun study:

spoken English13.49%written English86.51% imaginative writing9.86%informational writing90.14%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun study:

sketchdisciplinesurveyfieldsubjectreportstudywork

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb study:

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Quotes about Study

There are two methods for the literary study of any book - the first being the study of its thought and emotion; the second only that of its workmanship. A student of literature should study some of the Bible from both points of view. (Lafcadio Hearn)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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