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Investigation Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    investigation n
  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]
Investigation Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Investigation'


  • Investigation: Investigation may refer to: In law ... Federal Bureau of Investigation , the primary investigative arm of the US Department of Justice ...
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal ...
  • Fire investigation: Fire investigation, sometimes referred to as origin and cause investigation, is the analysis of fire-related incidents. an investigation ...
  • Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation: The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County , Virginia , owned by Michael ...
  • CIA leak grand jury investigation: The CIA leak grand jury investigation (related to the "CIA leak scandal", also known as the "Plame affair ") was a federal inquiry "into ...

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* You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job. - Richard Milhous Nixon

* Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. - Robert G. Ingersoll

* Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach. - Athenus


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