- in|ves|ti|ga|tionW2 [ınˌvestıˈgeıʃən] n1.)an official attempt to find out the truth about or the causes of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem▪ The investigation continued for nearly three years.investigation into▪ The authorities are planning to launch a full-scale investigation into the crash.investigation of▪ Baker demanded an investigation of the district attorney's office.▪ a criminal investigation▪ A private detective was hired to conduct the investigation .2.) [U]the act of investigating somethinginvestigation of▪ the investigation of computer fraudunder investigation(=being investigated)▪ The whole issue is still under investigation.
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investigation — [n] thorough check analysis, case, delving, examination, exploration, fact finding, gander, hearing, hustle, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, legwork, observation, observing, pike, probe, probing, quest, quiz, research, review, scrutiny … New thesaurus
investigation — [in ves΄tə gā′shən] n. [ME investigacioun < MFr < L investigatio] 1. an investigating or being investigated 2. a careful search or examination; systematic inquiry investigational adj … English World dictionary
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