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Synonyms for detective work
de·tec·tive work

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  1. detection, detecting, detective work, sleuthingnoun

    a police investigation to determine the perpetrator

    "detection is hard on the feet"

    spying, sleuthing, sensing, detecting, detection, signal detection, catching, espial, spotting

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  1. Diana Dragomir:

    There was quite some detective work involved, and the right people were there at the right time, but we were lucky, and we caught the signals, and they were really clear.

  2. Brian Gainey:

    In situations like this, where there are so many unknowns, our coordination efforts need to cast a wide and intentional net, it’s a lot of detective work, but it’s all in service to finding these two individuals and bringing them home to their families.

  3. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

    The detective work that we have seen in this case is indicative of the work that our detectives do every day in this city.

  4. Peter Salama:

    The detective work of epidemiology will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  5. Bruce Aylward:

    You always hear about disease detective work and that is what Ebola is about now.


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