What does investigation mean?

Definitions for investigation
ɪnˌvɛs tɪˈgeɪ ʃənin·ves·ti·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. probe, investigationnoun

    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

    "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

  2. investigation, investigatingnoun

    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

Wiktionary

  1. investigationnoun

    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

  1. Investigationnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investigationnoun

    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. Etymology: [L. investigatio: cf. F. investigation.]

Freebase

  1. Investigation

    Investigation is a 2006 Bulgarian film directed by Iglika Triffonova.

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  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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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

Examples of investigation in a Sentence

  1. Paul Manafort:

    There is nothing of my business activities to investigate. There is no FBI investigation and NBC even admitted that there is no [c]riminal investigation.

  2. Troy Price:

    As part of our investigation, we determined with certainty that the underlying data collected via the app was sound. While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data. We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system. This issue was identified and fixed. The application's reporting issue did not impact the ability of precinct chairs to report data accurately, while our plan is to release results as soon as possible today, our ultimate goal is to ensure that the integrity and accuracy of the process continues to be upheld.

  3. Hunter Biden:

    Shokin was fired not because he wanted to do that investigation, but quite to the contrary, because he failed that investigation.

  4. Sunai Phasuk:

    One thing is clear, this will be a drawn-out trial and witnesses must feel safe and protected, these are just some traffickers. There needs to be a follow-up investigation of others.

  5. Anglo American:

    We will work closely with the inspectorate to conduct a thorough investigation to determine how this incident occurred.

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