Meaning of “investigator” in the English Dictionary

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"investigator" in British English

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investigatornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡeɪ.tər/ us /ɪnˈves.tə.ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/

B2 a person whose job is to examine a crime, problem, statement, etc. in order to discover the truth:

Investigators have studied the possible effects of contamination.
a private investigator

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