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Definition: Strategic research

Frascati Manual

Applied research which is in a subject area which has not yet advanced to the stage where eventual applications can be clearly specified (Definition applied in the United Kingdom's annual survey of government-funded R&D).
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2002: The measurement of scientific and technological activities - Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development", OECD, Paris, 2002