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Definition 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.

Investigation Quotations

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
Will Rogers

The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.
Talcott Parsons

Uncertainty is a very good thing: it's the beginning of an investigation, and the investigation should never end.
Tim Crouch

Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it.
Mao Zedong

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 M. Nixon
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Investigation Translations

investigation in Afrikaans is eksamen, navorsing, ondersoek
investigation in Dutch is keuring, examen, onderzoek
investigation in Finnish is kysely
investigation in German is Nachforschung, Erforschung
investigation in Latin is indagatio, quaestio questio, quaesitio quesitio
investigation in Norwegian is granskning, etterforskning

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