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Definition of Study


  1. 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.
  2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation; contemplation.
  3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any object of attentive consideration.
  4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work.
  5. 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.
  6. A piece for special practice. See Etude.
  7. To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to dwell upon anything in thought; to muse; to ponder.
  8. To apply the mind to books or learning.
  9. To endeavor diligently; to be zealous.
  10. 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.
  11. To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
  12. To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
  13. 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.

Study Quotations

Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.
Alex Tabarrok

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Baruch Spinoza

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Anatole France

Economics is sometimes associated with the study and defense of selfishness and material inequality, but it has an egalitarian and civil libertarian core that should be celebrated.
Tyler Cowen

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
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Study Translations

study in Afrikaans is studie, studeer
study in Danish is studere, studium
study in Dutch is studie
study in Finnish is opiskella
study in Italian is fare gli studi superiori
study in Portuguese is estudar, estudo
study in Spanish is estudio
study in Swedish is studera
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