indagation

indagation

(ˌɪndəˈɡeɪʃən)
n
the act of investigating

indagation

the process of searching or inquiring; an investigation, especially of an intellectual nature. — indagator, n.indagative, adj.
See also: Thinking
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Indagation methodology applied to the teaching of design of heat exchangers type shell and tubes using a VLO
Not even from Joseph Dubiel's gentle admission of obstreperousness, or Marion Guck's liquid metaphors, or a myriad of other observations which make this collection so replete that a line by line, or word by word indagation, exegesis, or gloss would be, at least initially, supererogatory, and if the points of departure and, perhaps, eventual arrival suggested are pursued by posterity, though I would wish for that time to be sooner rather than later, for the moment enough is plenitude.
For Boyle, "living things were 'texts' whose interpretation called for 'penetrating indagations' directed toward the discovery of their 'unobvious properties'" (Harrison 78).