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Pronunciation differences between UK & USEdit

Could someone please explain the difference between US and UK English pronunciation of this word, in the entry, in the manner approved for Wiktionary entries.

US: long "re" with stress on first syllable as if spelled "reesearch".

UK: traditionally unstressed first syllable with stress on "search". However US pronunciation is increasingly being adopted in UK in 21st century. G-W 12:02, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

I've added the two UK pronunciations. I've also added what I think is the US pronunciation, but I've requested verification of this. Thryduulf 15:20, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


  • I'd really appreciate if someone could back up this idea that "research" is a countable noun, because it looks and feels completely wrong to me as a native speaker. If you have to talk about it in a plural context, surely you would say "research papers", "research projects", or something similar, not "researches".-- 11:38, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Hundreds of thousands of hits on Google book search. Over 6,000 hits on SemperBlotto 11:50, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
    arxiv not fully accessible.
  • google books:"researches" suggests that it is readily attestable. Google NGram Viewer and this NGram search suggest that it is declining in use relative to uncountable research. DCDuring TALK 17:12, 14 January 2012 (UTC)


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RFV-sense "A particular instance or piece of research." Tagged {{fact}} and not listed. - -sche (discuss) 19:50, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

I'd close this based on widespread use. See google books:"a research was". —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
That's fine by me, and I see Equinox has added a citation, too. Duly de-tagged. - -sche (discuss) 02:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

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