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Pronunciation:  in`vestu'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
  2. [n]  an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

INVESTIGATION is a 13 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: investigating, probe
 See Also: analysis, calibration, count, counting, detecting, detection, detective work, enquiry, enquiry, enumeration, examination, inquiry, inquiry, numeration, police investigation, reckoning, research, research, scrutiny, search, sleuthing, standardisation, standardization, surveillance, tabulation, tally, testing, wiretap, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ves`ti*ga"tion\, n. [L. investigatio: cf. F.
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.

Thesaurus Terms
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