1 an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal" [syn: probe]
2 the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically [syn: investigating]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- 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.
Investigation is the process of inquiring into a matter through research, follow-up, study, or formal procedure of discovery. The term may refer to any of the following:
- Academic or intellectual investigation aimed at the discovering, interpreting, of knowledge.
- Private investigation undertaken by a private investigator or a detective
- Investigation carried out under official authority by law enforcement personnel
- Criminal investigation:
investigation in Simple English: Investigation
investigation in German: Ermittlung
investigation in Finnish: Esitutkinta
investigation in Swedish: Förundersökning
investigation in Newari: अनुसन्धान
airing, amassing evidence, analysis, buzz session, canvassing, close inquiry, colloquium, conference, consideration, debate, debating, deliberation, delving, department of investigation, detection, detective work, dialectic, dialogue, discussion, enquiry, examination, exchange of views, exhaustive study, exploration, forum, hearing, indagation, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, interrogation, investigative bureau, joint discussion, legislative investigation, legwork, logical analysis, logical discussion, observation, observing, open discussion, open forum, panel discussion, perscrutation, probe, probing, quest, questioning, rap, rap session, research, review, scrutiny, search, seminar, sifting, sleuthing, sounding, study, survey, surveying, symposium, town meeting, treatment, ventilation, witch-hunt