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Definitions for investigative
-gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iin·ves·tiga·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fact-finding, investigative, investigatory(adj)

    designed to find information or ascertain facts

    "a fact-finding committee"; "investigative reporting"


  1. investigative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to investigation; inquisitive; curious; searching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investigative(adj)

    given to investigation; inquisitive; curious; searching

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of investigative in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Ceresney:

    The SEC relies on the accuracy of the books and records of financial institutions and blue sheet data, oZ Management’s inaccurate data had a substantial ripple effect that the SEC staff discovered through diligent investigative work.

  2. James Allen Isaacs Jr.:

    I am an Investigative, Historical Researcher….a Philosopher; I am Tsaphah. I am a political activist, dedicated to unveiling, disseminating, and preserving the Truth…at all cost and risk to my life. I stand for Freedom; and not just American Freedom, but the very essence of the Freedom our founding fathers described, envisioned, fought for, and established a nation upon. I seek through the past, to better understand my present…and how it will affect our future. I seek the lost knowledge…and to protect what knowledge we now have.

  3. Nazar Kholodnytsky:

    At the moment, this case is up in the air, so to speak. Up in the air means that there is no active investigative work ongoing. At the moment, detectives and prosecutors do not understand what they are supposed to be investigating.

  4. Dharmesh Mehta:

    We are working hard to disrupt and dismantle these criminal networks, and we applaud the law enforcement authorities who are already part of this fight. We urge governments to give these authorities the investigative tools, fundingand resources they need to bring criminal counterfeiters to justice because criminal enforcement -- through prosecution and other disruption measures such as freezing assets -- is one of the most effective ways to stop them.

  5. Xavier Becerra:

    If Facebook had complied with our legitimate investigative requests, we would not be making this announcement today. But we must move our investigation forward. We are left with little choice.

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