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Studies vs. Study

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Studiesnoun

plural of study

Studyverb

To review materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination.

‘Students are expected to start studying for final exams in March.’; ‘I need to study my biology notes.’; ‘In 2015, scientists found that 82 percent of glaciers studied in China had decreased in size. File:In 2015, scientists found that.ogg’;

Studiesnoun

(plural only) An academic field of study concerning the given subject.

‘My boyfriend is taking media studies.’;

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(academic) To take a course or courses on a subject.

‘I study medicine at the university.’;

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To acquire knowledge on a subject with the intention of applying it in practice.

‘Biologists study living things.’;

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To look at minutely.

‘He studied the map in preparation for the hike.’;

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Studyverb

To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.

Studyverb

To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.

Studynoun

(obsolete) A state of mental perplexity or worried thought.

Studynoun

(archaic) Thought, as directed to a specific purpose; one's concern.

‘My study was to avoid disturbing her.’;

Studynoun

Mental effort to acquire knowledge or learning.

‘The study of languages is fascinating.’;

Studynoun

The act of studying or examining; examination.

‘I made a careful study of his sister.’;

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Studynoun

Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.

Studynoun

A room in a house intended for reading and writing; traditionally the private room of the male head of household.

‘Father spends all his time in the study poring over manuscripts.’;

Studynoun

An artwork made in order to practise or demonstrate a subject or technique.

‘a study of heads or of hands for a figure picture’;

Studynoun

(of the human face) Bearing an expression which the observer finds amusingly typical of a particular emotion or state of mind.

‘Geoffrey's face was a study.’; ‘Geoffrey's face was a study in amazement [or in bewilderment, irritation, distress etc.]’;

Studynoun

(music) A piece for special practice; an étude.

Studynoun

(academic) A publication.

‘That new study on noncommutative symmetries looks promising.’;

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Studynoun

A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence, application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.

‘Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in study.’; ‘Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace.’;

Studynoun

Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.

‘Just men they seemed, and all their study bentTo worship God aright, and know his works.’;

Studynoun

Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.

‘The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament, are her daily study.’; ‘The proper study of mankind is man.’;

Studynoun

A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.

Studynoun

A representation or rendering of any object or scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a figure picture.

Studynoun

A piece for special practice. See Etude.

Studyverb

To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.

‘I found a moral first, and then studied for a fable.’;

Studyverb

To apply the mind to books or learning.

Studyverb

To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.

Studyverb

To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study languages.

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To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.

‘Study thyself; what rank or what degreeThe wise Creator has ordained for thee.’;

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To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.

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To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others; to study variety in composition.

‘For their heart studieth destruction.’;

Studynoun

a detailed critical inspection

Studynoun

applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);

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

Studynoun

a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;

‘this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale’;

Studynoun

a state of deep mental absorption;

‘she is in a deep study’;

Studynoun

a room used for reading and writing and studying;

‘he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study’;

Studynoun

a branch of knowledge;

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

Studynoun

preliminary drawing for later elaboration;

‘he made several studies before starting to paint’;

Studynoun

attentive consideration and meditation;

‘after much cogitation he rejected the offer’;

Studynoun

someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play);

‘he is a quick study’;

Studynoun

a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique;

‘a study in spiccato bowing’;

Studyverb

consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;

‘analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare’; ‘analyze the evidence in a criminal trial’; ‘analyze your real motives’;

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be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning

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give careful consideration to;

‘consider the possibility of moving’;

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be a student of a certain subject;

‘She is reading for the bar exam’;

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learn by reading books;

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

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think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;

‘He is meditating in his study’;

Studynoun

the devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject, especially by means of books

‘an application to continue full-time study’; ‘the study of English’;

Studynoun

the time devoted by a particular person to gaining knowledge of an academic subject, typically at school, college, or university

‘some students may not be able to resume their studies’;

Studynoun

an academic book or article on a particular topic

‘a study of Jane Austen's novels’;

Studynoun

used in the title of an academic subject

‘an undergraduate course in transport studies’;

Studynoun

a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation

‘the study of global problems’; ‘a study of a sample of 5,000 children’;

Studynoun

a portrayal in literature or another art form of an aspect of behaviour or character

‘a complex study of a gay teenager’;

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a thing that is or deserves to be investigated; the subject of an individual's study

‘I have made it my study to inspect other people's conduct’;

Studynoun

the object or aim of someone's endeavours

‘the acquisition of a fortune is the study of all’;

Studynoun

a person who memorizes a role at a specified speed

‘I'm a quick study’;

Studynoun

a room used or designed for reading, writing, or academic work

‘the third bedroom was used as a study’;

Studynoun

a piece of work, especially a drawing, done for practice or as an experiment.

Studynoun

a musical composition designed to develop a player's technical skill.

Studynoun

a thing or person that is an embodiment or good example of something

‘he perched on the edge of the bed, a study in confusion and misery’;

Studynoun

an amusing or remarkable thing or person

‘Ira's face was a study as he approached the car’;

Studyverb

devote time and attention to gaining knowledge of (an academic subject), especially by means of books

‘I studied classics at college’;

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investigate and analyse (a subject or situation) in detail

‘he has been studying mink for many years’;

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apply oneself to study

‘he spent his time listening to the radio rather than studying’;

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acquire academic knowledge at an educational establishment

‘he studied at the Kensington School of Art’;

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learn intensively about something, especially in preparation for a test of knowledge

‘schoolchildren studying up on their forebears' games and chores’;

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(of an actor) try to learn (the words of one's role).

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give serious thought or consideration to

‘the people here don't make so much noise, so the government don't have us to study’;

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look at closely in order to observe or read

‘she bent her head to study the plans’;

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make an effort to achieve (a result) or take into account (a person or their wishes)

‘with no husband to study, housekeeping is mere play’;

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