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investigation

Definition of investigation

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪnˌvɛstəˈɡeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /In%vestI"geISn/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

investigation (plural investigations)

  1. The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, especially patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist.

Further reading

Investigation may refer to:

In law enforcement:

  • The work of a Private investigator
  • The work of a Detective
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary investigative arm of the US Department of Justice
  • Criminal Investigation Department, the branch of British Police force to which plain clothes detectives belong

In law:

  • Workplace Investigation, when a third-party, impartial investigator reviews allegations of misconduct in the workplace

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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