- ▪ I. study stud‧y 1 [ˈstʌdi] noun studies PLURALFORM [countable]a piece of work that is done to find out more about a particular subject or problem, and usually includes a written report:
• According to a new study, home ownership in Europe ranges from 29% in Switzerland to 82% in Ireland.study of/into
• a four-month study of the world's largest debt marketˈcase ˌstudya detailed account of the development of a particular person, group, or situation that is studied as a typical or good example of something:
• A detailed case study of the two hotels identifies present practices and attitudes, and the need for and the barriers against work flexibility.feasiˈbility ˌstudy COMMERCEa careful study of how a planned activity will work, how much it will cost, and what income it is likely to produce. Feasibility studies are carried out to discover whether it is worth investing in a particular project:feasibility study into
• They carried out a feasibility study into spreading telecommunications into remote areas.ˈmarket ˌstudy MARKETINGthe study of how something is sold, who buys it etc:
• World trade in spices now amounts to about 600,000 tons a year, worth $3 billion, according to a market study.ˈmethod ˌstudy HUMAN RESOURCESa detailed examination of the way something is done in order to see if it can be done cheaper or quicker:
• A method study is essential in the successful operation of a growing corporation.ˌtime and ˈmotion ˌstudy also ˈtime ˌstudy, ˈmotion ˌstudy HUMAN RESOURCESa study of the time spent on particular activities, in order to find out how effective working methods are:
• In a time and motion study the question asked is: why can't all workers produce the output achieved by the best workers?[m0] ▪ II. study study 2 verb studied PTandPP1. [transitive] to carefully consider a plan, idea, document etc:
• I haven't had time to study the proposals yet.
• We are studying a bonus system based on how long brokers stay at the firm.2. [transitive] to watch or examine something carefully over a period of time in order to discover more about it:
• Japanese firms are studying the U.S. market very carefully.3. [intransitive, transitive] to spend time reading, going to classes etc in order to learn about a subject:
• She was studying economics at Fordham University.
• My brother's studying to be an accountant.
* * *Ⅰ.study UK US /ˈstʌdi/ verb► [I or T] to learn about a subject, especially at a school or university or by reading books: study for sth »
He's studying for a master's degree at Yale University.»
She studied economics and politics.»
What do you plan to do when you finish studying?► [T] to examine something very carefully: »
The group of economists studied the regional market.»
A committee will study the links between the two industries.Ⅱ.study UK US /ˈstʌdi/ noun► [C] a detailed examination of a subject in order to discover new information: »
The study calls for about $86.7 million in emergency repairs.a study of/on sth »
She published a study on strategic financial management.carry out/conduct/undertake a study »
AON consulting conducted a study to identify causes of absenteeism.»
A recent study of 300 executives found that many wanted more high-tech training.»
a major/large/national study»
an independent/in-depth study► [U] the activity of making a detailed examination of a subject: »
The recommendations are based on the detailed study of banking profitability.»
He called for more study of the oceans' role in climate change.► [U] the activity of learning about a subject, usually at school or university: »
She switched from Economics to the study of human behaviour.● studies — Cf. studies
Financial and business terms. 2012.