Investigation

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 Investigation — (lat.), Untersuchung, Nachforschung; investigieren, nachforschen, ausspüren …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Investigation — Investigation, lat. deutsch, die obrigkeitliche Nachforschung wegen eines Verbrechens; investigiren, nachforschen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 investigation — n. 1) to carry out, conduct, make; launch an investigation 2) a cursory, perfunctory; impartial; painstaking, thorough investigation 3) a criminal; police investigation 4) an investigation into, of (to launch an investigation into charges of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 investigation — A formal SFA examination into the activities of a firm or registered person. Firms or individuals involved are served with a written Notice of Investigation . Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * investigate in‧ves‧ti‧gate… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 investigation — (in vè sti ga sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de suivre à la trace, de rechercher attentivement. Les investigations des magistrats ont réussi, le coupable a été saisi. •   Que de dangers, que de fausses routes dans l… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 investigation — in|ves|ti|ga|tion W2 [ınˌvestıˈgeıʃən] n 1.) an official attempt to find out the truth about or the causes of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem ▪ The investigation continued for nearly three years. investigation into ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 investigation */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˌvestɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms investigation : singular investigation plural investigations the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it …

    English dictionary

  • 17 investigation — investigational, adj. /in ves ti gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of investigating or the condition of being investigated. 2. a searching inquiry for ascertaining facts; detailed or careful examination. [1400 50; late ME investigacio(u)n < L …

    Universalium

  • 18 investigation — in|ves|ti|ga|tion [ ın,vestı geıʃn ] noun count or uncount *** the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to learn who or what caused it or how it happened: There were no new suspects in the murder, but… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 INVESTIGATION — s. f. Recherche suivie sur quelque objet. L investigation de la vérité. Cette longue investigation ne produisit aucun résultat. Poursuivre son investigation, ses investigations. De savantes investigations.   En Gram., L investigation du thème, La …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 investigation*/*/*/ — [ɪnˌvestɪˈgeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [C/U] the process of trying to find out all the facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened The murder investigation is continuing.[/ex] She is still under investigation (= being… …

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