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detective

noun [C] uk   us   /dɪˈtek.tɪv/
B1 someone whose job is to discover information about crimes and find out who is responsible for them: a private detective detective stories used as part of the title of particular ranks in the police force: Detective Sergeant Lewis
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in Korean 탐정…
in Arabic تَحَرّي…
in Portuguese detetive…
in Catalan detectiu, -iva…
in Japanese 探偵, 刑事…
in Italian investigatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偵探, 警探(用於某些級別的員警頭銜)…
in Russian детектив, сыщик…
in Turkish dedektif, hafiye…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侦探, 警探(用于某些级别的警察头衔)…
in Polish oficer śledczy, detektyw…
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