What does investigation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. probe, investigation(noun)

    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

    "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

  2. investigation, investigating(noun)

    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

Wiktionary

  1. investigation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investigation(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Investigation

    Investigation is a 2006 Bulgarian film directed by Iglika Triffonova.

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce investigation?

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How to say investigation in sign language?

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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. Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings:

    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.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    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.

  3. Peter Isely:

    They have plenty of evidence, let's launch this investigation. Let's do it now.

  4. Chris Christie:

    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.

  5. Kenneth White:

    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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