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Definition 1: the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for investigation in the sense of this definition

(investigation is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of investigation ) the act of putting into tabular form

"the tabulation of the results"

(... is a kind of investigation ) an investigation seeking answers

"a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing" "the outcome justified the search"

(... is a kind of investigation ) systematic investigation to establish facts

(... is a kind of investigation ) a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

(... is a kind of investigation ) the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

(... is a kind of investigation ) the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

(... is a kind of investigation ) the application of empirical methods in any art or science

(... is a kind of investigation ) the investigation of criminal activities

(... is a kind of investigation ) the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

"the counting continued for several hours"

(... is a kind of investigation ) an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

(... is a kind of investigation ) the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

Definition 2: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where investigation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a congressional probe into the scandal

Synonyms for investigation in the sense of this definition

(investigation is a kind of ...) a search for knowledge

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

(... is a kind of investigation ) an investigation undertaken in the hope (but not the stated purpose) of discovering information

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