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
We call on the government of Saudi Arabia to support a thorough investigation of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance and to be transparent about the results of that investigation.
To that end, we will do everything we can to cooperate with the official police investigation.
My son called … and basically told me that there was an investigation going on with the top ten list and [ that ] someone has hacked into the grades and been changing grades since 2016.
I think it's a big blow, because he is one of the most wanted foreign fighters in Europe. But I'm very aware the network is not cleared, so we have to continue the actions and continue the investigation.
I don't care about the office of inspector general. ... You're in charge, we want to get to the bottom of it right away and I'm disappointed that you have not waged your own vigorous, tough investigation of this.
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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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