[ noun ] an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities


probing probe


"there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The Fulton_County_Grand_Jury said Friday an investigation of Atlanta 's recent primary_election produced `` no evidence '' that any irregularities took_place .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Only the independent art_schools , that_is , those not connected with any university or college , receive severe and separate investigation before accreditation by the various regional organizations .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

In this manner they side-step the seemingly hopeless investigation of the greater depths of mystery in which all_of us grope continually .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

It is important to consider and experimentally verify this influence since quantitative nuclear_resonance is becoming increasingly used in investigations of structure .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Physicochemical investigations of anionic surfactants , including the soaps , have shown that there is little polymerization or agglomeration of the chain anions below a certain region of concentration called the critical micelle concentration .

Related terms

inquiry investigate

[ noun ] the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically



Used in print

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

We are reporting these investigations here briefly because of their relevancy to problems of the study of apparently simple exchange reactions of chlorine and because the results furnish some information on the activation_energy for abstraction of chlorine atoms from carbon_tetrachloride .