Detective Definition

dĭ-tĕktĭv
detectives
noun
detectives
A person on a police force, whose work is investigating and trying to solve crimes.
Webster's New World
A person working privately to investigate crimes, gather information, etc.
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Synonyms:
adjective
Of detectives and their work.
Webster's New World
Of or for detection.
Webster's New World
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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Noun

Singular:
detective
Plural:
detectives

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