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English noun: investigator

1. investigator (person) a scientist who devotes himself to doing research


Synonymsresearch worker, researcher


Broader (hypernym)scientist


Narrower (hyponym)boffin, experimenter, fieldworker, post doc, postdoc

2. investigator (person) someone who investigates


Broader (hypernym)expert


Narrower (hyponym)adjuster, adjustor, claim agent, claims adjuster, claims adjustor, coroner, detective, examiner, inspector, medical examiner, ombudsman


Instance hyponymSamuel Wiesenthal, Wiesenthal

3. investigator (person) a police officer who investigates crimes


Synonymsdetective, police detective, tec


Broader (hypernym)officer, police officer, policeman


Narrower (hyponym)dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw, plainclothesman, tracer









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