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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·tec·tive /dɪˈtɛktɪv/
 偵探,刑警(a.)偵探的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tect·ive a. Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tect·ive, n. One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 detective
      n 1: a police officer who investigates crimes [syn: investigator,
            tec, police detective]
      2: an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information
         not easily available to the public