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investigation

in·ves·ti·ga·tion

investigation

 
pronunciation:
ihn ve stih geI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of investigating or condition of being investigated.
synonyms:
inquest, inquiry, probe
similar words:
examination, exploration, fact-finding, inspection, research, search
definition 2: a thorough inquiry intended to develop facts.
synonyms:
fact-finding, inquest, inquiry, probe
similar words:
examination, exploration, inspection, research, search, study