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investigativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ (formal investigatory, uk   /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr-/ )
intended to examine a situation in order to discover the truth: Children are encouraged to take an investigative approach to learning. the investigatory panel
Translations of “investigative”
in Chinese (Traditional) 調查研究的, 偵查的…
in Russian занимающийся расследованием…
in Turkish araştırma/soruşturma/inceleme ile ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为揭开真相而调查/审查…
in Polish śledczy…
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