Meaning of “the FBI” in the English Dictionary


"the FBI" in English

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the FBInoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌef.biːˈaɪ/ us /ˌef.biːˈaɪ/

Examples from literature

  • But the FBI will probably pick him up soon, he added. 
  • I'll notify the FBI immediately, Chief Slater said. 
  • In conclusion, it is pointed out that the procedures and techniques which have been described are those currently being used by the fingerprint experts of the FBI. 
  • It doesn't add up, Tom, the FBI agent said thoughtfully. 
  • It is often suggested that investigation by the FBI might be the answer. 

(Definition of “the FBI” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"FBI" in American English

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FBInoun [ U ]

us /ˈefˌbiˈɑɪ/

abbreviation for Federal Bureau of Investigation (= the government department that examines certain crimes against federal law)

(Definition of “FBI” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)