Product Development


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

ascertain /ˌæsərˈteɪn/
(verb) 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 /əˈsuːm/
(verb) 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/
(noun) a period of ten years, especially a continuous period, such as 1910–1919 or 2000–2009
Example: Each decade seems to have its own fad products

examine /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
(verb) 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/
(noun) 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 /ˈlɑːdʒɪkl/
(adjective) seeming natural, reasonable or sensible
Example: In addition to logical thinkers, a good research and development team should include a few dreamers

research /ˈriːsɜːrtʃ/
(noun) a careful study of a subject, especially in order to discover new facts or information about it
Example: For toy manufacturers, research can be pure fun

responsibility /rɪˌspɑːnsəˈbɪləti/
(noun) a duty to deal with or take care of somebody/something, so that you may be blamed 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 /sɑːlv/
(verb) 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 /ˈsuːpərvaɪzər/
(noun) a person who supervises somebody/something
Example: A good supervisor gets his team to work with him, not just for him

systematically /ˌsɪstəˈmætɪkli/
(adverb) in a complete, efficient or determined way that follows a system or plan
Example: While creative thinking is necessary, analyzing a problem systematically is indispensable