See also: Investigation

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From Middle English investigacioun, from Old French investigacion, from Latin investigatio. Morphologically investigate +‎ -ion

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˌvɛs.tɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˌvɛs.tɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/, /ɪnˌvɛs.təˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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investigation (countable and uncountable, plural investigations)

  1. The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research, especially patient or thorough inquiry or examination
    The investigation into the crime has led to various leads as well as plenty of dead ends.
    Despite thorough investigation, the perpetrator of the attacks remains unknown.
    carry out an investigation
    the matter is awaiting investigation
    The case is still under investigation.

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From Old French investigacion, from Latin investigātiōnem.

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investigation f (plural investigations)

  1. investigation, examination

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investigation (plural investigationes)

  1. investigation