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English definition of “investigation”


noun [C or U]     /ɪnˌvestɪˈɡeɪʃən/
the careful examination of a crime , problem , statement , etc., especially to discover the truth : an investigation into sth An investigation into possible insider dealing has been begun by the stock exchange .the investigation of sth The investigation of the theft of a state data backup device last month continues . The Financial Services Authority launched an investigation. criminal / civil / internal investigationbe under investigation (for sth) Several companies are under investigation for fraud . The Justice Department is conducting investigations of alleged price-fixing at the company . continuing / ongoing investigation
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