n. a research study done purely for science and knowledge without necessarily being directed at a goal or attempting to solve a problem. Rather, the main intention is to increase your understanding of a particular phenomenon or behavior. See pure research. Compare applied research.

BASIC RESEARCH: "Much of basic research arises from just pure curiosity and interest in a subject matter."
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