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

More examples

  • Managers deliberately obscured the real situation from federal investigators.
  • They are accused of trying to shield the General from US federal investigators.
  • The documents are the first substantive information obtained by the investigators.
  • Outside investigators will put the company's accounting practices through the wringer.
  • A team of investigators have been called in.

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