investigation

n.

1) to carry out, conduct, make; launch an investigation

2) a cursory, perfunctory; impartial; painstaking, thorough investigation

3) a criminal; police investigation

4) an investigation into, of (to launch an investigation into charges of corruption)

5) on, upon investigation (on closer investigation we discovered the cause of the fire)

6) under investigation (the incident is under investigation)

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[ɪnˌvestɪ'geɪʃ(ə)n]
impartial
launch an investigation
painstaking
perfunctory
police investigation
thorough investigation
upon investigation (on closer investigation we discovered the cause of the fire)
of (to launch an investigation into charges of corruption)
a criminal
a cursory
an investigation into
to carry out
under investigation (the incident is under investigation)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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