investigative

[ in-ves-ti-geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF investigative

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVESTIGATIVE

This should be done inductively and in an investigative spirit.

We need to be investigative, hence the instinct of curiosity.

Getting upon his feet, he applied an investigative eye to the crack.

It was known around the station that he was exceptionally good with investigative work and just general police work.

The other class — the Searching or Investigative — have little else in common except the absence of this property.

The wedge of cake was immediately pounced upon by an investigative hen and carried in triumph to her brood.

Young lady, my name is Barbara Stratford and I'm an investigative reporter.

After this happened, I immediately set up an investigative team to try to find out what happened.

This investigative function of the school has been used for the most part to ascertain what children were defective.

It is unnecessary to review the rapid rise of investigative work in this field.

WORD ORIGIN

1803, from Latin investigat-, past participle stem of investigare (see investigation) + -ive. Journalism sense is from 1951.

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