[ US /ˌɪnˌvɛstəˈɡeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɪnvˌɛstɪɡˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  2. the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
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How To Use investigation In A Sentence

  • This came out of an investigation he was carrying out into when a ternary quartic form could be represented as the sum of five fourth powers of linear forms.
  • Three healthcare assistants have been charged after an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly hospital patients. Times, Sunday Times
  • The investigation revealed that it was likely that the airplane gradually accumulated a thin, rough glaze/mixed ice coverage on the leading edge deicing boot surfaces, possibly with ice ridge formation on the leading edge upper surface, as the airplane descended from 7000 feet mean sea level (msl) to 4000 feet msl in icing conditions, which may have been imperceptible to the pilots. - Business News
  • But the initial reason was unascertained and needed further investigation, particularly a toxicology report. Times, Sunday Times
  • Disclosure of information would compromise the proper conduct of the investigation.
  • Investigations indicated the fire started from a temporary storehouse at the building's rear adjacent to a boiler room.
  • A private detective was hired to conduct the investigation .
  • Investigations are not yet complete who exactly set the coach on fire.
  • Immunoproteomics, a powerful tool for studying antigens at the proteomic level, allowed a comparative investigation of the immunogenicity of capsulate and non-capsulate strains of L. garvieae for vaccine development.
  • The investigation will try to find out where the guilt for the disaster really lies.
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