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Synonyms for detective work

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detection, detecting, detective work, sleuthing(noun)

    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. detectivework

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How to use detective work in a sentence?

  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. Bruce Aylward:

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

  3. Peter Salama:

    It’s really the detective work of epidemiology that will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  4. Peter Salama:

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

  5. 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.


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