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1 detective /dɪˈtɛktɪv/ noun
plural detectives
1 detective
/dɪˈtɛktɪv/
noun
plural detectives
Learner's definition of DETECTIVE
[count]
: a police officer whose job is to find information about crimes that have occurred and to catch criminals
: a person whose job is to find information about something or someone : private investigator
2 detective /dɪˈtɛktɪv/ adjective
2 detective
/dɪˈtɛktɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of DETECTIVE
always used before a noun
: done in order to find out hidden or unknown information
: of or relating to crimes and detectives
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