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
Etymology: [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
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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
Examples of Investigation in a Sentence
It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation.
I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered, in addition to the FBI's investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein's death.
Simply put, ladies and gentlemen, I can not find any evidence of unethical conduct by Mayor Karen Weaver, i am so glad the independent investigation is complete and clears me and my staff of any wrongdoing regarding donations sent to the City of Flint.
With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront the real challenges before us ? Would we finally be able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing ? or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship, and keep dividing ourselves to the point that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian President Vladimir Putin agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them ?
This changes the 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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