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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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