investigation
I noun careful search, careful study, close inquiry, collection of facts, detailed examination, examination, exhaustive study, exploration, formal scrutiny, indagatio, inquire to ascertain facts, inquiry, inquisitio, interrogation, investigatio, legal inquiry, official inquiry, probe, questioning, research, scrutinization, scrutiny, search, searching inquiry, statistical inquiry, strict inquiry, systematic search associated concepts: blanket investigation, criminal investigation, governmental investigation, judicial investigation, legislative investigation II index analysis, cross-examination, cross-questioning, discovery, examination (study), experiment, hearing, indagation, inquest, inquiry (request for information), inquiry (systematic investigation), interrogation, observation, probe, pursuit (chase), pursuit (effort to secure), question (inquiry), research, review (official reexamination), scrutiny, test, treatment

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  • investigation — [ ɛ̃vɛstigasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. investigatio ♦ Recherche suivie, systématique, sur quelque objet. ⇒ enquête, examen, recherche. Méthodes d investigation. Investigations de la police, du fisc. Journalisme d investigation. Investigation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Investigation — is the process of inquiring into a matter through research, follow up, study, or formal procedure of discovery. Investigation may refer to:In law enforcement: * The work of a private investigator * The work of a detective *Federal Bureau of… …   Wikipedia

  • Investigation — In*ves ti*ga tion, n. [L. investigatio: cf. F. investigation.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Investigation — (lat.), Untersuchung, Nachforschung; investigieren, nachforschen, ausspüren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Investigation — Investigation, lat. deutsch, die obrigkeitliche Nachforschung wegen eines Verbrechens; investigiren, nachforschen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • investigation — early 15c., from O.Fr. investigacion (14c.), from L. investigationem (nom. investigatio) a searching into, a searching for, noun of action from pp. stem of investigare to trace out, search after, from in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • investigation — probe, inquest, inquisition, inquiry, research Analogous words: inspection, examination, scrutiny, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE): surveying or survey, observing or observation (see corresponding verbs at SEE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • investigation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, close, detailed ▪ extensive ▪ The authorities conducted an extensive investigation into his tax affairs. ▪ full, in depth …   Collocations dictionary

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