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Definition of Detective

Detective

  1. Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
  2. One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.

Detective Quotations

If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.
Jeff Foxworthy

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
Agatha Christie

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C. Clarke

I read science, because to me, that's extremely exciting. It's like a great detective story, and it's happening right in front of us.
Alan Alda

A really good detective never gets married.
Raymond Chandler
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Detective Translations

detective in Dutch is detective, rechercheur
detective in German is Detektiv
detective in Norwegian is detektiv
detective in Portuguese is detetive
detective in Spanish is detective
detective in Swedish is detektiv

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