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in·ves·ti·ga·tion

investigation

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ve stih geI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of investigating or condition of being investigated.
We enjoyed our investigation of the large cave.The company's CEO is now under investigation in connection with charges of fraud.
synonyms:
inquest, inquiry, probe
similar words:
examination, exploration, fact-finding, inspection, research, search
definition 2: a thorough inquiry intended to produce facts.
The police are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.
synonyms:
fact-finding, inquest, inquiry, probe
similar words:
examination, exploration, inspection, research, search, study
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