What does Detective mean?

Definitions for Detective
dɪˈtɛk tɪvDe·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detective, investigator, tec, police detectivenoun

    a police officer who investigates crimes

  2. detectivenoun

    an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

Wiktionary

  1. detectivenoun

    a police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.

  2. detectivenoun

    a person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detectiveadjective

    fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer

  2. Detectivenoun

    one who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy

Freebase

  1. Detective

    A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. The latter may be known as private investigators or "private eyes". Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Detective' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4837

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Detective' in Nouns Frequency: #1483

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Detective in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Detective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Detective in a Sentence

  1. Godwin Jr.:

    When the detective walked up, she didn’t have to open her mouth because her vest said ‘homicide,’.

  2. Chicago Police Department:

    Chief Johnson has significant experience managing large-scale special events and was instrumental in the operational planning and response of the 2012 NATO Summit, he has also served as a supervisor in the detective bureau and is currently completing his master’s degree in public policy and administration at Northwestern University.

  3. Rod Wheeler:

    Cydney Ireland said. The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation's largest. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC homicide detective and an Ohio State University alum, said the school's police department is highly trained. People don’t need to panic.

  4. Peter Salama:

    The detective work of epidemiology will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  5. Katherine Ramsland:

    My initial impression of Dennis Rader was that Dennis Rader wanted to challenge me, and what surprised me was the fact that there was n’t anything in Dennis Rader background that would correspond with the typical formula we have of serial killers. I recently heard a detective say that all serial killers have trauma in their background. He was wrong about that.

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