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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detective  \De*tect"ive\,  a. 
  Fitted  for  or  skilled  in  detecting;  employed  in  detecting 
  crime  or  criminals;  as  a  detective  officer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detective  \De*tect"ive\,  n. 
  One  who  business  it  is  so  detect  criminals  or  discover 
  matters  of  secrecy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detective 
  n  1:  a  police  officer  who  investigates  crimes  [syn:  {investigator}, 
  {tec},  {police  detective}] 
  2:  an  investigator  engaged  or  employed  in  obtaining  information 
  not  easily  available  to  the  public 




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