Investigation


Investigation

Investigation is the process of inquiring into a matter through research, follow-up, study, or formal procedure of discovery.

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 medicine:
* Clinical trial, an investigation conducted to collect data for new drugs or devices
* Investigational new drug, category in a USFDA program

In other uses:
* "Investigation" (film), a 2006 Bulgarian drama
*Investigation Discovery, a digital cable channel

Investigation may also be:
* Discovery (observation)
* Research

ee also

*Investigate
*Investigator (disambiguation)


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  • investigation — [ ɛ̃vɛstigasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. investigatio ♦ Recherche suivie, systématique, sur quelque objet. ⇒ enquête, examen, recherche. Méthodes d investigation. Investigations de la police, du fisc. Journalisme d investigation. Investigation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • investigation — I noun careful search, careful study, close inquiry, collection of facts, detailed examination, examination, exhaustive study, exploration, formal scrutiny, indagatio, inquire to ascertain facts, inquiry, inquisitio, interrogation, investigatio,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Investigation — (lat.), Untersuchung, Nachforschung; investigieren, nachforschen, ausspüren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Investigation — Investigation, lat. deutsch, die obrigkeitliche Nachforschung wegen eines Verbrechens; investigiren, nachforschen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • investigation — early 15c., from O.Fr. investigacion (14c.), from L. investigationem (nom. investigatio) a searching into, a searching for, noun of action from pp. stem of investigare to trace out, search after, from in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • investigation — probe, inquest, inquisition, inquiry, research Analogous words: inspection, examination, scrutiny, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE): surveying or survey, observing or observation (see corresponding verbs at SEE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • investigation — [n] thorough check analysis, case, delving, examination, exploration, fact finding, gander, hearing, hustle, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, legwork, observation, observing, pike, probe, probing, quest, quiz, research, review, scrutiny …   New thesaurus

  • investigation — [in ves΄tə gā′shən] n. [ME investigacioun < MFr < L investigatio] 1. an investigating or being investigated 2. a careful search or examination; systematic inquiry investigational adj …   English World dictionary

  • investigation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, close, detailed ▪ extensive ▪ The authorities conducted an extensive investigation into his tax affairs. ▪ full, in depth …   Collocations dictionary


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