What does investigation mean?

Definitions for investigationɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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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

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

  2. Origin: [L. investigatio: cf. F. investigation.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    There will be no whitewash in the White House. (On Watergate investigation)

  3. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.

  4. Athenus:

    Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.

  5. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    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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