an examination to find out what is wrong
ExampleThey conducted an investigation into petty theft in the office.

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You may need to have an investigation when you are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong with the deal.

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The investigation into the complaint was complete and it was determined that the claim was fraudulent so no action was taken.

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When our corporate CEO was accused of funneling company funds into his own pockets, my boss informed me that we would have to cooperate with the investigation and tell them everything we know.

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