investigator

noun in·ves·ti·ga·tor \ in-ˈve-stə-ˌgā-tər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of investigator

plural investigators
:one who investigates something: such as
a detective
  • a private investigator
  • Debra Winger plays the investigator who becomes fixated on identifying a killer …
  • —Margaret Rauch
b :a person who conducts experiments or is involved in scientific studies for research
  • the lead investigator in a clinical trial
  • For dialect recording, it is best for the investigator to take down as full and accurate notes as possible without slowing down the pace of the interview.
  • —Ravin I. McDavid Jr.

First Known Use of investigator

1552



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