scientific research

Definitions of scientific research
  1. noun
    research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
    synonyms: research project
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    examples:
    Human Genome Project
    an international study of the entire human genetic material
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    big science
    scientific research that requires massive capital investment but is expected to yield very significant results
    biological research
    scientific research conducted by biologists
    experiment, experimentation
    the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    cloning
    a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
    SCNT, nuclear transplantation, somatic cell nuclear transfer, somatic cell nuclear transplantation
    moving a cell nucleus and its genetic material from one cell to another
    stem-cell research
    research on stem cells and their use in medicine
    testing
    the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
    trial and error
    experimenting until a solution is found
    Michelson-Morley experiment
    a celebrated experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley; their failure to detect any influence of the earth's motion on the velocity of light was the starting point for Einstein's theory of relativity
    control experiment
    an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
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    research
    systematic investigation to establish facts
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