research and development

research and development
research and development
The process of investigating the need for new or better products and the means of producing them
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Main Entry:research

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noun [noncount]
: studies and tests that are done in order to design new or improved products

The company spends millions of dollars each year on research and development.

— abbr. R & D

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reˌsearch and deˈvelopment [research and development] noun uncountable (abbr. R & D)
(in industry, etc.) work that tries to find new products and processes or to improve existing ones

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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