Investigation Definition

Define what is Investigation?

1. investigation, probe (noun)

an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities.

  • there was a congressional probe into the scandal.
Synonyms: probe
Hypernyms

inquiry, enquiry, research noun
a search for knowledge.

Hyponyms

fishing expedition noun
an investigation undertaken in the hope (but not the stated purpose) of discovering information.

2. investigating, investigation (noun)

the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically.

    Synonyms: investigating
    Hypernyms

    work noun
    activity directed toward making or doing something.

    Hyponyms

    analysis noun
    an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole.

    counting, count, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally noun
    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order.

    police investigation, police work noun
    the investigation of criminal activities.

    empiricism noun
    the application of empirical methods in any art or science.

    examination, scrutiny noun
    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes).

    testing, examination noun
    the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned.

    enquiry, inquiry noun
    a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.

    research noun
    systematic investigation to establish facts.

    search noun
    an investigation seeking answers.

    tabulation noun
    the act of putting into tabular form.

    wiretap, tap noun
    the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.

    Nearby Terms

    investigative (adjective satellite)
    designed to find information or ascertain facts

    investigator (noun)
    a scientist who devotes himself to doing research

    investigatory (adjective satellite)
    designed to find information or ascertain facts

    investing (noun)
    the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

    investiture (noun)
    the ceremony of installing a new monarch

    investment (noun)
    the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

    investment adviser (noun)
    someone who advises others how to invest their money

    investment advisor (noun)
    someone who advises others how to invest their money

    investment banker (noun)
    a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities

    investment company (noun)
    a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

    investment firm (noun)
    a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

    investment funds (noun)
    money that is invested with an expectation of profit

    investment letter (noun)
    a letter of intent saying that a letter security is being bought for investment and not for resale; avoids need for SEC registration

    investment trust (noun)
    a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

    investor (noun)
    someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns