investigative[in ves′tə gāt′iv, -gə tiv]
investigative definition by Webster's New World
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- of or characterized by investigation
- inclined to investigate
Origin: Midieval Latin investigativus
investigative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to investigation: investigative methods.
- Characterized by or engaged in investigation; specializing in uncovering and reporting hidden information: investigative journalism.