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de•tec•tive



Pronunciation: (di-tek'tiv), [key]
n.
a member of the police force or a private investigator whose function is to obtain information and evidence, as of offenses against the law.

adj.
1. of or pertaining to detection or detectives: a detective story.
2. serving to detect; detecting: various detective devices.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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