Product Development


anxious /ˈæŋkʃəs/
(adj) feeling worried or nervous
Example: He seemed anxious about the meeting

ascertain /ˌæsəˈteɪn/
(v) to find out the true or correct information about something
Example: A necessary part of product development is to ascertain whether the product is safe

assume /əˈsjuːm/
(v) to think or accept that something is true but without having proof of it
Example: The young man felt ready to assume the new responsibilities of his promotion

decade /ˈdekeɪd/
(n) a period of ten years, especially a period such as 1910–1919 or 1990–1999
Example: Each decade seems to have its own fad products

examine /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
(v) to consider or study an idea, a subject, etc. very carefully
Example: Before marketing a new product, researchers must carefully examine it from every aspect

experiment /ɪkˈsperɪmənt/
(v, n) a scientific test that is done in order to study what happens and to gain new knowledge
Example: Product developers must conduct hundreds of experiments in their research

logical /ˈlɒdʒɪkl/
(adj) seeming natural, reasonable. or sensible
Example: In addition to logical thinkers, a good research and development team should include a few dreamers

research /rɪˈsɜːtʃ/
(n) a careful study of a subject
Example: For toy manufacturers, research can be pure fun

responsibility /rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti/
(n) a duty to deal with or take care of someone or something, so that it is your fault if something goes wrong
Example: The product development department has a huge responsibility to be sure that the product is safe, even if used improperly

solve /sɒlv/
(v) to find a way of dealing with a problem or difficult situation
Example: Researchers find that every time they solve one problem, two more result

supervisor /ˈsuːpəvaɪzə(r)/
(n) an daministrator in charge
Example: A good supervisor gets his team to work with him, not just for him

systematically /ˌsɪstəˈmætɪkli/
(adv) done according to a system or plan
Example: While creative thinking is necessary, analyzing a problem systematically is indispensable