detective : Definition, Usages, News and More

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di tek tiv

  • n  a police officer who investigates crimes
  • n  an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

  • It was Goldberg who suggested, in the summer of 1974, some kind of adventure series featuring female detectives.
  • The chat transcripts have convinced detectives the death was an accident.
  • The great detective leans over the body on the floor of the overdecorated flat.
News & Articles


  • Ian Rankin in
    My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel,author Ian Rankin told the Sunday Times.
  • Dennis Lehane in ABC News
    I first got into him when I was a student and me and my friends heard about this writer who had these really cool books about a detective in Boston. You really had to seek them out at first,said Dennis Lehane, author of "Mystic River" and...
  • Joe Barton in Forbes
    The NIH specializes in great science, not detective work, and it shows,said Barton. "I hope the inspector general's inquiry will finally sort things out so everyone can have confidence that the public's interest is being fully served."

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