Definition of Investigation

1. Noun. An inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities. "There was a congressional probe into the scandal"

Exact synonyms: Probe
Generic synonyms: Enquiry, Inquiry, Research
Specialized synonyms: Fishing Expedition
Derivative terms: Investigate, Probe



2. Noun. The work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically.

Definition of Investigation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Investigation

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Investigation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Investigation

1. 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. Origin: L. Investigatio: cf. F. Investigation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Investigation

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invested with
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investeth
investible
investient
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investigation (current term)
investigational
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Literary usage of Investigation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"The problem is as old as medicine itself The story of medical investigation unfolds itself in the history of medicine. Progress comes through ideas. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"investigation of a nuisance caused by cattle pens at distillery at ... investigation of nuisance created by straw-board works at Plain City. ..."

3. Annual Report by New York (State). State Tax Commission, New York (State), South Carolina Tax Commission (1922)
"investigation Division The work of this division may be divided into three ... (2) investigation of special cases brought to the attention of the bureau ..."

4. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"The attempts of Mosso and Griesbach to establish simple and convenient psychophysical methods for the investigation of fatigue, because of their very ..."

5. The North American Review by Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1891)
"The expense of the investigation ordered was to be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate. Contrary to the popular idea, this contingent fund; ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"The problem is as old as medicine itself The story of medical investigation unfolds itself in the history of medicine. Progress comes through ideas. ..."

7. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"investigation of a nuisance caused by cattle pens at distillery at ... investigation of nuisance created by straw-board works at Plain City. ..."

8. Annual Report by New York (State). State Tax Commission, New York (State), South Carolina Tax Commission (1922)
"investigation Division The work of this division may be divided into three ... (2) investigation of special cases brought to the attention of the bureau ..."

9. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"The attempts of Mosso and Griesbach to establish simple and convenient psychophysical methods for the investigation of fatigue, because of their very ..."

10. The North American Review by Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1891)
"The expense of the investigation ordered was to be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate. Contrary to the popular idea, this contingent fund; ..."

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