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

Meaning of "investigation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INVESTIGATION

investigation  [ɪnˌvɛstɪˈɡeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INVESTIGATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Investigation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INVESTIGATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Investigation

Investigation or Investigations 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 ▪ Griffin Investigations, the most prominent group of private investigators specializing in the gambling industry In medicine: ▪ Clinical trial, an investigation conducted to collect data for new drugs or devices ▪ Investigational New Drug, category in a USFDA program ▪ Tests and scans done to help with the diagnosis or management of a disease, although investigation may also refer to the general diagnostic process. In other uses: ▪ Forensic science, in fields such as accounting, science, engineering and information technology ▪ Investigation, a 2006 Bulgarian drama ▪ The...

Definition of investigation in the English dictionary

The definition of investigation in the dictionary is the act or process of investigating; a careful search or examination in order to discover facts, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INVESTIGATION


aggregation
ˌæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən
allegation
ˌælɪˈɡeɪʃən
centrifugation
ˌsɛntrɪfjʊˈɡeɪʃən
congregation
ˌkɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən
conjugation
ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡeɪʃən
delegation
ˌdɛlɪˈɡeɪʃən
disaggregation
ˌdɪsæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən
elongation
ˌiːlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən
homologation
hɒˌmɒləˈɡeɪʃən
interrogation
ɪnˌtɛrəˈɡeɪʃən
irrigation
ˌɪrɪˈɡeɪʃən
ligation
laɪˈɡeɪʃən
litigation
ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən
mitigation
ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən
navigation
ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən
obligation
ˌɒblɪˈɡeɪʃən
prolongation
ˌprəʊlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən
propagation
ˌprɒpəˈɡeɪʃən
relegation
ˌrɛlɪˈɡeɪʃən
segregation
ˌsɛɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INVESTIGATION

invest
investable
investible
investigable
investigate
investigational
investigative
investigator
investigatory
investitive
investiture
investment
investment account
investment analyst
investment bank
investment banker
investment bond
investment company
investment grant
investment income

WORDS THAT END LIKE INVESTIGATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of investigation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INVESTIGATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «investigation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of investigation

Translation of «investigation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INVESTIGATION

Find out the translation of investigation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of investigation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «investigation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

侦查
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

investigación
570 millions of speakers

English

investigation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जांच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَـحْقِيقٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расследование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

investigação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তদন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

investigation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penyiasatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Untersuchung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

調査
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diselidiki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự điều tra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசாரணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तपास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soruşturma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

indagine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dochodzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розслідування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

investigație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διερεύνηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondersoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

undersökning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utredelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of investigation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INVESTIGATION»

The term «investigation» is very widely used and occupies the 5.789 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INVESTIGATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «investigation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «investigation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about investigation

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10 QUOTES WITH «INVESTIGATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word investigation.
1
Karl Abraham
Psychoanalytic investigation has shown that in mental patients excessive affection often turns to violent hostility.
2
Alfred Adler
In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
3
Richard Ben-Veniste
Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel. But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
4
Sidney Blumenthal
If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn't let Louie Freeh off the hook.
5
Martin Chemnitz
For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
6
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
I made a promise to Michael Brown's parents that I would do everything to bring all of the resources of the federal government to this investigation so that it is transparent; so that it is a viable investigation, and we get to the truth.
7
John Sherman Cooper
The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.
8
Nicolaus Copernicus
Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
9
Tim Crouch
Uncertainty is a very good thing: it's the beginning of an investigation, and the investigation should never end.
10
Caleb Cushing
If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INVESTIGATION»

Discover the use of investigation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to investigation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Criminal Investigation
Criminal investigation is rarely out of the headlines nowadays, and this book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book on this rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies.
Tim Newburn, Tom Williamson, Alan Wright, 2012
2
The Everything Private Investigation Book: Master the ...
Written by experienced investigators, this guide helps you to: Use the Internet to get information on anyone and anything Conduct background checks for prospective employees or tenants Uncover hidden identities and assets Manage a physical ...
Sheila L. Stephens, 2008
3
Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice
Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice, Second Edition, has been written to provide future law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of the investigative process.
Michael F. Brown, 2001
4
Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide
This is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of how to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud." —Cynthia Cooper, Author of Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower Expert Fraud ...
Tracy L. Coenen, 2009
5
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
This comprehensive introductory text exposes readers to the day-to-day aspects of crime scene processing, and describes in detail the crime scene investigator responsibilities.
Aric W. Dutelle, Criminal Justice Department University of Wisconsin-Platteville Aric W Dutelle, M., 2011
6
Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
"An essential 'how to when to' guide"--Cover.
Drew Provan, 2010
7
Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation
This is a fascinating, insider look at a fraud investigation, designed to help you better understand fraud detection, investigation, and prevention—from the inside out.
Stephen Pedneault, 2009
8
Criminal Investigation
The integrated and accessible approach of the Fourth Edition will provide the reader with a solid foundation in criminal investigation techniques and procedures, as well as the applicable forensic and constitutional considerations.Criminal ...
Becker, Ronald F. Becker, Aric W. Dutelle, 2013
9
Crime Scene Investigation: Methods And Procedures: Methods ...
Criminology.
Pepper, Ian, 2010
10
Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition
This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation.
Barry A. J. Fisher, David Fisher, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INVESTIGATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term investigation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bronwyn Bishop expense scandal investigation in the hands of …
Finance Department bureaucrats will decide whether a police investigation into Bronwyn Bishop's expenses scandal goes ahead. Labor on ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Murder investigation upsets Wainfleet mayor | Welland Tribune
While police continue their near silence about a homicide investigation in Wainfleet, the township's Mayor April Jeffs says she's angered that ... «Welland Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Firefighters under investigation for party at closed Downtown station …
Several Columbus firefighters are under investigation over damaged city property and a supervisor has been reassigned after an unauthorized, ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
4
FBI Joins Investigation Into Sandra Bland's Death - Huffington Post
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that the FBI had agreed to a joint investigation with the Texas Rangers, the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
Paxton Investigation Enters Key Stage | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Attorney General Ken Paxton, the top law enforcer in Texas, has become the focus of a criminal investigation into his own alleged wrongdoing, ... «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»
6
Holly Hill Murder Investigation Leads to Drug Charges - WLTX.com
Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg County deputies say their investigation into the murders of four people in Holly Hill have led them to ... «WLTX.com, Jul 15»
7
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Shooting Treated as Terrorism Investigation
FBI agents continue their investigation at the Armed Forces Career Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 17, 2015. Four U.S. Marines were ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
8
Investigation Could Taint Image of Brazil's Former President - VOA
An investigation into allegations that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's peddled his influence on behalf of construction firm ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
9
Suit says chief refused rape investigation - Toledo Blade
Suit says chief refused rape investigation. BY NOLAN ROSENKRANS BLADE STAFF WRITER. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Reddit0 Share0 Email0. «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
10
Police find suspect vehicles after Staten Island investigation
There were heavy traffic delays Staten Island bridges Friday evening due to a police investigation. From a thousand feet up the misery was ... «WABC-TV, Jul 15»

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