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studied adj
1 produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington [syn: deliberate] [ant: unstudied]
2 carefully practiced or designed or premeditated; "a studied reply" [syn: designed(a), studied(a)]study


1 a detailed critical inspection [syn: survey]
2 applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design" [syn: work]
3 a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale" [syn: report, written report]
4 a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
5 a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
6 a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings" [syn: discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge]
7 preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint" [syn: sketch]
8 attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer" [syn: cogitation]
9 someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
10 a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"


1 consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives" [syn: analyze, analyse, examine, canvass, canvas]
2 be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
3 give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving" [syn: consider]
4 be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" [syn: learn, read, take]
5 learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now" [syn: hit the books]
6 think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study" [syn: meditate, contemplate] [also: studied]studied See study

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  1. past of study

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