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 for Studies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Study \Stud"y\, n.; pl. Studies. [OE. studie, L. studium, akin
     to studere to study; possibly akin to Gr. ? haste, zeal, ? to
     hasten; cf. OF. estudie, estude, F. ['e]tude. Cf. Etude,
     Student, Studio, Study, v. i.]
     1. A setting of the mind or thoughts upon a subject; hence,
        application of mind to books, arts, or science, or to any
        subject, for the purpose of acquiring knowledge.
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              Hammond . . . spent thirteen hours of the day in
              study.                                --Bp. Fell.
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              Study gives strength to the mind; conversation,
              grace.                                --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     2. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention;
        meditation; contemplation.
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              Just men they seemed, and all their study bent
              To worship God aright, and know his works. --Milton.
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     3. Any particular branch of learning that is studied; any
        object of attentive consideration.
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              The Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament,
              are her daily study.                  --Law.
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              The proper study of mankind is man.   --Pope.
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     4. A building or apartment devoted to study or to literary
        work. "His cheery little study." --Hawthorne.
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     5. (Fine Arts) A representation or rendering of any object or
        scene intended, not for exhibition as an original work of
        art, but for the information, instruction, or assistance
        of the maker; as, a study of heads or of hands for a
        figure picture.
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     6. (Mus.) A piece for special practice. See Etude.
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