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investigator

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈves.tɪ.ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/ us    /-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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in Korean 수사관…
in Arabic مُحَقّق…
in Portuguese investigador, -ora…
in Catalan investigador, -a…
in Japanese 取調官…
in Italian investigatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調查人員…
in Russian следователь, исследователь…
in Turkish müfettiş, dedektif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调查人员…
in Polish prowadząc-y/a dochodzenie…
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