Detective meaning

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Detective is defined as someone hired to investigate and solve crimes.

An example of a detective is a law enforcement officer investigating a kidnapping.

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A person, usually a member of a police force, who investigates crimes and obtains evidence or information.
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A person working privately to investigate crimes, gather information, etc.
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The definition of detective is something related to investigating a crime or is used for detecting or finding something.

An example of detective is examination of a crime; detective investigation.

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Of or relating to detectives or their work.

Detective novels.

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Suited for or used in detection.
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Of or for detection.
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Of detectives and their work.
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A person on a police force, whose work is investigating and trying to solve crimes.
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(law enforcement) A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.
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A person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.
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