RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Definition

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D) is research as a planned activity aimed at discovery of new knowledge with the hope of developing new or improved products and services. Development is the translation of the research findings into a plan or design of new or improved products and services.

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COMMON-SIZE STATEMENT see COMMON SIZE ANALYSIS.

STRATEGIC ASSET, in relation to the assets held by a legal entity, means an asset or group of assets that the entity needs to retain if the entity is to maintain the entitys capacity to achieve or promote any outcome that the entity determines to be important to the current or future well-being of the entity.

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