Definition of Investigator

1. Noun. A scientist who devotes himself to doing research.

Exact synonyms: Research Worker, Researcher
Specialized synonyms: Experimenter, Boffin, Fieldworker, Post Doc, Postdoc
Generic synonyms: Scientist
Derivative terms: Investigate, Research, Research

2. Noun. Someone who investigates.

3. Noun. A police officer who investigates crimes.
Exact synonyms: Detective, Police Detective, Tec
Specialized synonyms: Dick, Gumshoe, Hawkshaw, Plainclothesman, Tracer
Generic synonyms: Officer, Police Officer, Policeman
Derivative terms: Investigate

Definition of Investigator

1. n. One who searches diligently into a subject.

Definition of Investigator

1. Noun. One who investigates. ¹

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Definition of Investigator

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Investigator

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investigational new drug application
investigative techniques
investigator (current term)
investigatory reflex
investing cartilage
investing fascia
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investing tissues
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Literary usage of Investigator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1856)
"A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour, together with a Chart of the Route of the Voyage of HMS ' investigator' during the Discovery of the North West Passage ..."

2. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1881)
"In the intervals of her actual employment the investigator and her machinery were from time to time examined, and, when necessary, repaired in the factory ..."

3. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being by Samuel Mosheim Smucker (1857)
"MS investigator- - 65 Com. M'Clure. 3. II. MS Plover - - - 52 Com. ... Of these vessels the Enterprise, investigator, and Plover, are at present engaged on ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1815)
"... and prosecuted in the Years,, and, in his Majesty's Ship investigator, and subsequently in the Armed Vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner. ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"collected by the Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship investigator. ... Indian Museum . . . Deep Sea species . . . investigator. ..."

6. Principles of Foreign Trade by Norbert Savay (1919)
"In any event the investigator should have at least three weeks in which to secure the ... Expense of an investigator or a Sales Representative It is a fair ..."

7. The Discovery of the North-West Passage by Robert John Le Mesurier McClure, Sherard Osborn (1857)
"The " investigator" bears up, and goes round the South End of Banks Land. ... The "investigator" drifts into the Pack in an Autumnal Gale. ..."

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