Investigation definition

ĭn-vĕstĭ-gāshən
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A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
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An investigating or being investigated.
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The act or process of investigating.

A politician under investigation.

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A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry.
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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.
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The definition of an investigation is careful research or examination.

An example of an investigation is the FBI researching a criminal case.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
investigation
Plural:
investigations

Origin of investigation

  • From Old French investigacion, from Latin investigatio

    From Wiktionary