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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɝt͡ʃɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)tʃɪŋ
- (of an investigation, etc.) Thorough.
- 1916 March 1, R. A. Millikan, “A Direct Photoelectric Determination of Planck's "h"”, in Physical Review, volume 7, number 3, DOI:10.1103/PhysRev.7.355, page 388:
- Einstein's photoelectric equation has been subjected to very searching tests and it appears in every case to predict exactly the observed results.
- Looking over closely; penetrating; severe.
- a searching gaze; searching criticism
- 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524, part I, page 201:
- ‘So you are going out there. Famous. Interesting too.’ He gave me a searching glance, and made another note.
searching (plural searchings)
- search; hunt
- 2007 November 4, Mark Oppenheimer, “The Turning of an Atheist”, in New York Times:
- Depending on whom you ask, Antony Flew is either a true convert whose lifelong intellectual searchings finally brought him to God or a senescent scholar possibly being exploited by his associates.