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  1. case stud·y
    IPA[ˈkā(s) ˌstədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time:

      the case study was undertaken over a period of two months through a series of visits to the school case-study interviews
    • 2. a particular instance of something used or analyzed in order to illustrate a thesis or principle:

      airline deregulation provides a case study of the effects of the internal market
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: case study, plural noun: case studies

    • noun

      a process or record of research into the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time:

      a particular instance of something used or analysed in order to illustrate a thesis or principle:

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