investigative
adjective see investigate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • investigative — in‧ves‧ti‧ga‧tive [ɪnˈvestgətɪv ǁ geɪtɪv] adjective investigative work or activity involves discovering the truth about a crime, accident etc: • The Office of Fair Trading will be given stronger investigative powers. • investigative journalism * …   Financial and business terms

  • investigative — [in ves′təgə tôr΄ēin ves′tə gāt΄iv, in ves′təgə tiv] adj. 〚ML investigativus〛 1. of or characterized by investigation 2. inclined to investigate: Also investigatory [in ves′təgə tôr΄ē] * * * in·ves·ti·ga·tive (ĭn vĕsʹtĭ gā tĭv) adj …   Universalium

  • Investigative — In*ves ti*ga*tive, a. Given to investigation; inquisitive; curious; searching. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • investigative — index inquisitive, interrogative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • investigative — 1803, from L. investigat , pp. stem of investigare (see INVESTIGATION (Cf. investigation)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Journalism sense is from 1951 …   Etymology dictionary

  • investigative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerned with investigating. 2) (of journalism or a journalist) investigating and seeking to expose malpractice or the miscarriage of justice …   English terms dictionary

  • investigative — [in ves′təgə tôr΄ēin ves′tə gāt΄iv, in ves′təgə tiv] adj. [ML investigativus] 1. of or characterized by investigation 2. inclined to investigate: Also investigatory [in ves′təgə tôr΄ē] …   English World dictionary

  • investigative — [[t]ɪnve̱stɪgətɪv, AM geɪt [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Investigative work, especially journalism, involves investigating things. The paper has earned respect for its investigative journalism. ...an investigative reporter …   English dictionary

  • investigative — in|ves|ti|ga|tive [ ın vestı,geıtıv ] adjective intended to discover new details and facts about something: investigative journalism/techniques/committee a. only before noun used about someone who tries to discover new facts and details about… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • investigative — UK [ɪnˈvestɪɡətɪv] / US [ɪnˈvestɪˌɡeɪtɪv] adjective a) intended to discover new details and facts about something investigative journalism/techniques/committee b) [only before noun] used about someone who tries to discover new facts and details… …   English dictionary

  • investigative — ● investigatif, investigative adjectif Qui vise à l investigation : Reportage investigatif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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