investigation investigation  /ɪn ˌvɛ stə ˈɡeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
  2. (n) the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As the congressional investigations of Communism went into their third week, one fact stood out in everyone's mind: someone was lying in his teeth.
  2. As the congressional investigations of Communism went into their third week, one fact stood out in everyone's mind: someone was lying in his teeth.
  3. Beijing has announced it is launching a four-month joint investigation by nine government departments into illegal food additives.

News

  1. Investigation leads to pot arrest

    As part of an ongoing investigation into other possible crimes, Creek County deputies made a drug arrest at a Mannford home Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sapulpa Daily Herald

  2. Investigation into Oconomowoc house fire

    Investigation continues after a three alarm fire destroys a home in Oconomowoc. Authorities are not ruling anything out.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: TMJ4 Milwaukee

  3. Investigation launched after decomposed body found

    A homicide investigation is underway after the Kern County Sheriff's Office found what officials called a badly decomposed body in a detached garage on the 900 block of Vista Street, near Niles and Oswell.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield

Quotes

  1. In her address, Clinton said that Chinese authorities should "conduct a thorough investigation of the cyber intrusions" against Google, adding, "We also look for that investigation and its results to be transparent."
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Spero News

  2. "I want to emphasize that this investigation is ongoing, and there's still a lot that we don't know. But we do know that this tragedy was triggered by a failure at the Upper Big Branch mine - a failure first and foremost of management, but also a...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News (blog)

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