investigation

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Investigation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪnˌvɛstəˈgeɪʃən/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
investigation

Plural
investigations

  1. (countable & uncountable) An investigation is a careful look at a crime, problem, etc. to find the truth or a solution.
    Researchers were conducting further investigations into the connection between smoking and lung disease.
    The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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