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
This plea fully resolves the investigation of the Company, and we understand there is no ongoing investigation of Company personnel, the Company cooperated with the investigation, and we are satisfied that this matter is finally resolved.
I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review.
They have plenty of evidence, let's launch this investigation. Let's do it now.
We have 12 missing text messages that were sent to me by someone when we weren't under investigation and didn't even know what was going on. Mrs. Clinton deleted emails when she was under subpoena. In my neck of the woods, we call that obstruction of justice.
I think it has to be evaluated in the context of the entire investigation ; it's just one part of the story, some of the technical critiques around how the forensics were performed and what data were and were not analyzed are fair, but this is in no way a' typical' phone hacking case, if there is such a thing.
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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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