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investigator

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1 one who observes or studies by close examination and systematic inquiry
  • investigators who discovered new evidence that the universe was much older than had been previously estimated

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2 a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • the investigator in charge of the case was touted as an expert at tracing stolen art

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The first known use of investigator was in 1538

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“Investigator.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/investigator. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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