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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of investigating.
  • noun A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information. synonym: inquiry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of investigating; the making of a search or inquiry; detailed or particularized examination to ascertain the truth in regard to something; careful research.
  • noun Synonyms Inquisition, Inquiry, etc. (see examination); overhauling, probing. See inference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, esp. patient or thorough inquiry or examination

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of investigating; the process of inquiring into or following up; research; study; inquiry, especially patient or thorough inquiry or examination; as, the investigations of the philosopher and the mathematician; the investigations of the judge, the moralist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

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