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  Definition of detective
  1. a police officer who investigates crimes
  2. an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
Similar Words: investigator, tec, police detective

 

Hyponyms: dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw, plainclothesman, tracer, private detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlock, sleuth, sleuthhound

 

Derivational Morphology: investigate, inquire, enquire

 

 
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