investigation

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investigation(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (official inquiry)
a. la investigación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The families of the victims are calling for an official investigation into what caused the train to derail.Las familias de las víctimas están pidiendo que se lleve a cabo una investigación oficial de las causas del descarrilamiento del tren.
2. (scientific study)
a. la investigación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Recent investigations have isolated a previously unknown gene.Investigaciones recientes han logrado aislar un gen hasta ahora desconocido.
3. (medical test)
a. la exploración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I was referred to a specialized hospital for cardiac investigation.Me enviaron a un hospital especializado para hacerme una exploración cardíaca.
4. (inspection)
a. la inspección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the power to conduct investigations and impose sanctions.La Comisión Federal Reguladora de la Energía tiene el poder de llevar a cabo inspecciones e imponer sanciones.
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investigation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la investigación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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investigation [ɪnˌvestɪˈɡeɪʃən]
noun
1 (inquiry) (by police, authorities, scientist) investigación (f)
the investigation into the causes of the accident la investigación sobre las causas del accidente; these allegations need further investigation estas acusaciones se tienen que investigar más a fondo
The investigation was eventually dropped and no charges were brought Karlov is also in charge of a major investigation into the murder managing director, ordered an internal investigation into leaks of sensitive information they have called for an investigation into chemicals used in packaging by the food industry they plan to launch an international investigation into the possible existence of a new virus the Cambridgeshire police carried out a major investigation into links between loyalist paramilitary groups and members of the security forces
2 (inspection, search) [of place, site] inspección (f); [of document] examen (m); (Med) exploración (f)
doctors carried out a simple investigation under local anaesthetic los médicos realizaron una simple exploración utilizando anestesia local
his investigation of the fridge yielded nothing very appetizing on further investigation we discovered the remains of an ancient burial site on further investigation I found that certain pages had been torn out of the book
3 (in-depth study) estudio (m);of, into de
Max Weber's work still stands as a starting-point for any investigation into the nature, meaning and purpose of the social sciences our conclusions are based on detailed investigation of all the facts accountants Peat Marwick were contracted to carry out a detailed investigation of the company's financial health and management structure investigations into the causes of poverty have shown that ...
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