Definitions for investigationɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ves•ti•ga•tionɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of investigating or the condition of being investigated.

  2. a searching inquiry for ascertaining facts; detailed or careful examination.

Origin of investigation:

1400–50; late ME < L

in•ves`ti•ga′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. probe, investigation(noun)

    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

    "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

  2. investigation, investigating(noun)

    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. investigation(noun)ɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən

    the act or process of investigating

    an investigation into the effect of age on memory; to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident

Wiktionary

  1. investigation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investigation(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Investigation

    Investigation is a 2006 Bulgarian film directed by Iglika Triffonova.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1968

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4663

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'investigation' in Nouns Frequency: #687


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