investigation definition

  • noun:
    • The act or means of investigating.
    • an in depth inquiry or systematic examination. See Synonyms at query.
    • The act of investigating; the entire process of asking into or after up; research; study; inquiry, specially diligent or comprehensive inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher additionally the mathematician; the investigations associated with judge, the moralist.
    • The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, esp. patient or thorough inquiry or examination
    • The work of investigating; the making of a search or query; detailed or particularized assessment to ascertain the truth regarding something; careful analysis.
    • Synonyms Inquisition, Inquiry, etc. (identify evaluation); overhauling, probing. See inference.
    • the work of asking into one thing completely and systematically
    • an inquiry into unknown or debateable activities

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