an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
"there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, especially patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist.
the act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, esp. patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist
Origin: [L. investigatio: cf. F. investigation.]
Investigation is a 2006 Bulgarian film directed by Iglika Triffonova.
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Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1968
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4663
Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Nouns Frequency: #687
The numerical value of investigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of investigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
There will be no whitewash in the White House. (On Watergate investigation)
Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.
Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.
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Translations for investigation
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- investigacióCatalan, Valencian
- διερεύνηση, έρευναGreek
- selvitys, tutkimusFinnish
- investigasi, penyelidikanIndonesian
- etterforsking, etterforskningNorwegian
- etterforskingNorwegian Nynorsk
- исследование, следствие, расследованиеRussian
- inceleme, soruşturma, tahkikatTurkish
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