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Do these words mean same in these contexts?They seem to mean same. The study is far more popular but the word scrutinize is,I guess, also quite popular.

Are these words in these contexts slightly different in meaning?
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  • Edinburgher

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    German/English bilingual
    They are very different.

    Studying the twilight zone is about conducting research in order to learn about it.

    Scrutinizing something is examining it in detail, often with the objective of making a decision, for example whether it meets certain criteria.
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