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CASE STUDY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does case study mean? 

CASE STUDY (noun)
  The noun CASE STUDY has 2 senses:

1. a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
2. a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

  Familiarity information: CASE STUDY used as a noun is rare.


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CASE STUDY (noun)


Sense 1case study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("case study" is a kind of...):

report; study; written report (a written document describing the findings of some individual or group)

Domain category:

corp; corporation (a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state)


Sense 2case study [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("case study" is a kind of...):

analysis (an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole)


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