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.

ChatGPT

  1. Investigation

    Investigation is the systematic process of gathering and analyzing information or evidence to uncover facts, identify causes, determine motives, and find a solution or resolution to a specific problem, issue, or criminal activity. It involves conducting thorough research, interviews, examinations, and data analysis in order to establish the truth and draw valid conclusions. Investigations can be carried out in various fields such as law enforcement, scientific research, journalism, corporate security, and private detective work.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Charley Wilkison:

    I don't know that we can trust them to do an internal investigation, it would be best if the investigation were headed up by an outside independent source that the public can have total confidence in.

  2. Major Bradley Podliska:

    Hillary Clinton has a lot of explaining to do. We, however, did not need to shift resources to hyper focus on Hillary Clinton. We didn't need to de-emphasize and in some cases drop the investigation on different agencies, different organizations and different individuals.

  3. Phil Weiser:

    Our investigation will be thorough, guided by the facts and law, and worthy of the public’s trust.

  4. Rick Kuhnla Jr.:

    He thinks that she just got herself into a position in the bushes where she couldn't breathe, which didn't happen. It's not possible. We've talked to, you know, through our lawyer, we've gotten in touch with retired NYPD officers who run a private investigation firm and said that that's just absurd.

  5. Kerri Kupec:

    At the time the Attorney General was briefed on the Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman investigation, he was not informed of any allegation of wrongdoing involving Rudy Giuliani.

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