What does investigator mean?

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ɪnˈvɛs tɪˌgeɪ tərin·ves·ti·ga·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. research worker, researcher, investigatornoun

    a scientist who devotes himself to doing research

  2. investigatornoun

    someone who investigates

  3. detective, investigator, tec, police detectivenoun

    a police officer who investigates crimes


  1. investigatornoun

    One who investigates.

  2. Etymology: Attested in the mid‐16th Century ; from investigator, from investigare.


  1. investigator

    An investigator is a person who carries out a detailed examination or inquiry into a crime, accident, situation, or any form of activities to uncover facts, information or to establish the truth. They may work in various fields such as law enforcement, scientific research, journalism, or the private sector. Investigators use a variety of methods including interviews, surveillance, study of documents, and collection of physical evidence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Investigatornoun

    one who searches diligently into a subject

  2. Etymology: [L.: cf. F. investigateur.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'investigator' in Nouns Frequency: #2881

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of investigator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of investigator in a Sentence

  1. David Soucie:

    That's the most difficult part about being an accident investigator, is dealing with the families, what the families want at this point is to obtain whatever remains they can from the victims of the accident. In this case, there won't be much for them to get.

  2. Brian Flores:

    I am thankful that the NFL's investigator found my factual allegations against Stephen Ross are true, at the same time, I am disappointed to learn that the investigator minimized Mr. Ross's offers and pressure to tank games especially when I wrote and submitted a letter at the time to Miami Dolphins executives documenting my serious concerns regarding this subject at the time which the investigator has in her possession.

  3. Kendall Coffey:

    They better be darn ready to show a detailed file of all of the other steps they took before they overruled the [lead investigator’s] judgment, the person in the best position to determine whether or not there was probably cause to arrest George Zimmerman.”

  4. Mohd Shukri Abdull:

    As a senior investigator, I knew what he meant.

  5. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling:

    The suspect was located, he pulled a gun on my criminal investigator and shot at him, my investigator returned fire and the suspect fled.

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