investigatory
adjective see investigate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • investigatory — adj. Of or pertaining to an investigation; accomplished by investigation; designed to find information or ascertain facts; as, investigatory committee; the investigatory excesses of the prosecutor. Syn: fact finding, investigative. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • investigatory — [[t]ɪnve̱stɪgətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Investigatory means the same as investigative. At no time did I make an attempt to impede any investigatory effort …   English dictionary

  • investigatory — in|ves|ti|ga|to|ry [ınˈvestıgətəri US gəto:ri] adj [only before noun] relating to investigating something ▪ the investigatory powers of the Office of Fair Trading …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • investigatory — investigate ► VERB 1) carry out a systematic or formal inquiry into (an incident or allegation) so as to establish the truth. 2) carry out research into (a subject). 3) make a search or systematic inquiry. DERIVATIVES investigable adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • investigatory — See investigable. * * * …   Universalium

  • investigatory — adjective Aimed at investigating; investigative …   Wiktionary

  • investigatory — adj. pertaining to an investigation, investigative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • investigatory — adjective connected with investigating something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • investigatory — in·ves·ti·ga·to·ry …   English syllables

  • investigatory — adjective designed to find information or ascertain facts a fact finding committee investigative reporting • Syn: ↑fact finding, ↑investigative • Similar to: ↑inquiring • Derivationally related f …   Useful english dictionary

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