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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Investigation  \In*ves`ti*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  investigatio:  cf  F. 
  investigation.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  investigation 
  n  1:  an  inquiry  into  unfamiliar  or  questionable  activities; 
  "there  was  a  congressional  probe  into  the  scandal"  [syn: 
  {probe},  {probing}] 
  2:  the  work  of  inquiring  into  something  thoroughly  and 
  systematically  [syn:  {investigating}] 




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