research |ˈrēˌsər ch; riˈsər ch |
the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions
genealogy |ˌjēnēˈäləjē; -ˈal-|
noun ( pl. -gies)
a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor
a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
• an early type of animal or plant from which others have evolved.
• an early version of a machine, artifact, system, etc., that later became more developed.
ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French ancestre, from Latin antecessor, from antecedere, from ante ‘before’ + cedere ‘go.’