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Definitions for Investigation
ɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃənin·ves·ti·ga·tion
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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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: investigation, Fr. investigatio, Latin.
Not only the investigation of truth, but the communication of it also, is often practised in such a method as neither agrees precisely to synthetick or analytick. Isaac Watts.
Progressive truth, the patient force of thought
Investigation calm, whose silent powers
Command the world. James Thomson, Summer.
Your travels I hear much of: my own shall never more be in a strange land, but a diligent investigation of my own territories: I mean no more translations, but something domestick, fit for my own country. Alexander Pope, to Swift.
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
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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
So perhaps in a fraud investigation, one business might want to report their competitors for engaging in fraudulent business practices, and that would be a factor that might give an agent reasonable suspicion for a border search.
This chilling `confession' from a separatist fighter, alongside video evidence and testimony from witnesses, and the mounting evidence of abuses of captives by both sides, highlights the urgent need for an independent investigation into this and all other allegations of abuses in this conflict which began a year ago.
These charges represent an exhaustive investigation which has not concluded but in many ways, has just commenced.
We want all of our customers to have a safe, positive travel experience with us and we are deeply troubled by any allegation of misconduct onboard our aircraft or at any of our facilities. Our crew contacted law enforcement, who met the aircraft upon arrival at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. As this is still an ongoing investigation, you will have to contact the FBI or the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York for any additional details on their investigation, our corporate security team will always provide any investigative assistance we can to federal, state and/or local law enforcement, as we want those who commit crimes on our aircraft to be held accountable for their actions.
This is an extremely complex and challenging investigation which started in May 2012. The investigation will continue over the coming months and further arrests are anticipated.
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- investigacióCatalan, Valencian
- διερεύνηση, έρευναGreek
- tutkimus, selvitysFinnish
- penyelidikan, investigasiIndonesian
- etterforsking, etterforskningNorwegian
- etterforskingNorwegian Nynorsk
- расследование, следствие, исследованиеRussian
- tahkikat, soruşturma, incelemeTurkish
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