detective vs tec what difference

what is difference between detective and tec

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈtɛktɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktɪv

Noun

detective (plural detectives)

  1. (law enforcement) A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.
  2. A person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.

Synonyms

  • (law enforcement): DT (abbreviation), Det (abbreviation)
  • (person employed to find information): private detective, private investigator
  • (person employed to find information): (slang) dick, private dick
  • sleuth

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

Translations

Adjective

detective (not comparable)

  1. Employed in detecting.

Asturian

Noun

detective m or f (plural detectives)

  1. detective

Galician

Noun

detective m (plural detectives)

  1. detective

Further reading

  • “detective” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Portuguese

Noun

detective m (plural detectives)

  1. Alternative form of detetive

Spanish

Etymology

From English detective.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /detekˈtibe/, [d̪e.t̪ekˈt̪i.β̞e]

Noun

detective m or f (plural detectives)

  1. detective

Derived terms

  • detective privado
  • detectivesco

Further reading

  • “detective” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


Romanian

Etymology

From French teck

Noun

tec m (plural teci)

  1. teak

Declension


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