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- Etymology of “research”? 2 answers
Why does the word "research" sound like one is "re-searching" if it is meant to product original findings? Surely it is just searching?
What is the etymology of the word research? Thinking about it, it doesn't make much sense to me. Its unlike other "re" words, for example:
- Revise - to visualise again
- Redo - to do again
- Reform - to form again
- Retract - to follow a tract again?
- Regain - to gain again
Clearly research seems a bit out of place with its definition.