basic research

  

Definition

Investigation and analysis focused on a better or fuller understanding of a subject, phenomenon, or a basic law of nature instead of on a specific practical application of the results.

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  • Has there been any basic research done to see if desalinization is the proper way to go for the water shortage in this area, or perhaps gauge the effect this will have on the local marine life?

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  • We conducted some basic research to see what was currently happening in our company and to see if we had to make any changes.

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  • The basic research requirement was necessary before beginning the next stage of the project as we wanted to lay the foundation for success.

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