fact-finding mission

fact-finding mission
   a holiday with expenses paid
   The missionaries, often politicians, tend to seek out the facts in distant and agreeable places:
    But it was hard to suppress the thought that the final touch was provided by a besuited Commons Select Committee junket (sorry: fact-finding mission) to France. (Daily Telegraph, 18 April 1995)

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  • Fact Finding Mission — Der englische Begriff Fact Finding Mission (dt.: Untersuchungsauftrag) bezeichnet eine Untersuchungskommission. Der Begriff wird in Katastrophenschutz Organisationen häufig verwendet und steht dort für einen kleinen Vorausstab, der möglichst… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fact-finding mission — / fækt faɪndɪŋ ˌmɪʃ(ə)n/ noun a visit by a person or group of people, usually to another country, to obtain information about a specific issue ● The minister went on a fact finding tour of the region …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • fact-finding — adjective designed to find information or ascertain facts a fact finding committee investigative reporting • Syn: ↑investigative, ↑investigatory • Similar to: ↑inquiring • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

  • fact-finding — ADJ: ADJ n A fact finding mission or visit is one whose purpose is to get information about a particular situation, especially for an official group. A UN fact finding mission is on its way to the region …   English dictionary

  • fact-finding — fact .finding adj fact finding trip/visit/mission etc an official trip, visit etc during which you try to find out facts and information about something for your organization, government etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fact-finding — Der Begriff Fact Finding (englisch für Tatsachenfeststellung; Untersuchung) kommt im deutschen sowie im englischen Sprachraum häufig in einer Konnotation zu Menschenrechtsverletzungen und Konflikten vor, kann aber auch allgemein im Sinne des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fact-finding — adj. Fact finding is used with these nouns: ↑commission, ↑mission, ↑tribunal, ↑visit …   Collocations dictionary

  • fact-finding — adjective fact finding trip/tour/mission etc a trip during which you try to find out facts and information about something for your organization, government etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fact-finding — /ˈfækt faɪndɪŋ/ (say fakt fuynding) adjective of or relating to an inquiry, mission, etc., intended to ascertain the truth or provide detailed information …   Australian English dictionary