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investigation

[ in-ves-ti-gey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF investigation

Synonyms for investigation

  • analysis
  • case
  • examination
  • hearing
  • inquiry
  • inspection
  • probe
  • research
  • review
  • scrutiny
  • search
  • study
  • survey
  • exploration
  • gander
  • hustle
  • inquest
  • inquisition
  • observation
  • pike
  • quest
  • quiz
  • sounding
  • surveying
  • delving
  • fact-finding
  • legwork
  • observing
  • probing
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Antonyms for investigation

  • ignorance
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVESTIGATION

I had but to demand an investigation into the man's affairs.

The investigation had been brought about by a note one of the Stewards had received.

The Trainer pursued his investigation among the stable lads.

The commotion of pursuit and investigation was sweeping past her tent.

And you really think that the investigation should be made in that direction?

But there'll be an investigation—and Baumberger, I suspect, will be just as willing to get you in this way as in any other.

Their vagrant curiosity was aroused, but not yet to the point of investigation.

So after looking well about him he made a series of tours of investigation.

They will look into the affair; they will make an investigation.

After the preliminaries of investigation were gone through, the witnesses were called.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French investigacion (14c.), from Latin investigationem (nominative investigatio) "a searching into, a searching for," noun of action from past participle stem of investigare "to trace out, search after," from in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + vestigare "to track, trace," from vestigium "footprint, track" (see vestige).

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nounexamination and determination
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