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
The Russia investigation was just boiling up at that time, and the conversation was about the fact that look, whatever y' all do collectively, you just got to make sure at the end of the day, you put out a report that both of you can sign, they were very clear with each other that that was their goal.
If there has ever been an assassination of police officers that fits the current hate crime legislation, Dallas is it, though the main offender is dead, the hate crime investigation will show to the Justice Department and to the country that this was a hate-based crime.
Now that the Grand Jury proceeding has concluded, we are eager to finalize the administrative case and present the findings of the investigation to the family and our community.
After much consideration, and in light of the Chairman's admission that he met with his source of information at the White House, I believe that the Chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement in the Russia investigation, as well as any involvement in oversight of matters pertaining to any incidental collection of the Trump transition, as he was also a key member of the transition team.
Gregory McMichael phone call shows from day one there was an attempt by these defendants to influence and obstruct the investigation of this case.
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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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