Definitions of investigation

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The act of finding out by careful inquiry; inquiry; search. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Act of investigating or examining into: research: study. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of investigating; examination; research. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The action or process of searching carefully for truth, facts, or principles; careful inquiry to find out what is unknown; a searching inquiry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for investigation

  1. I desire an investigation a rigid, strict investigation – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  2. Therefore I shall pass lightly over the walk back to Cray's Folly, during which I contrived to learn much about Val Beverley's personal history but little to advance the investigation which I was there to assist. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer