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"investigative" in American English

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investigativeadjective

 us   /ɪnˈves·tɪˌɡeɪ·t̬ɪv/
intended to examine something carefully, esp. to discover the truth about it: an investigative panel He's one of the paper's strongest investigative reporters (= someone whose job is gathering facts to be published).
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"investigative" in British English

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investigativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡə.tɪv/  us   /ɪnˈves.tə.ɡə.t̬ɪv/ (formal investigatory, uk   /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr-/ )
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"investigative" in Business English

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investigativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈvestɪɡətɪv/  us   /ɪnˈvestɪɡeɪtɪv/ LAW
relating to the discovery of information about something, especially something that may be illegal: Allowing a trade association representative to have access to the investigative information would be problematic. The Attorney General announced an investigative inquiry into the organization. an investigative agency/body/committee
(Definition of investigative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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