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(tɛk) or


informal short for detective


(in Britain) n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Training and Enterprise Council. See Training Agency
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tec - a police officer who investigates crimestec - a police officer who investigates crimes
gumshoe, hawkshaw - someone who is a detective
plainclothesman - a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
tracer - an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
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References in classic literature ?
He ain't a tec. He's a blooming busybody: that's what he is.
The coppers is up there now, and the tec, and the manager, and they think their gent is about the place somewhere still.
Asahi Tec's overseas operations will benefit from Metaldyne's strong business bases in North America, Europe, China, South Korea, India and Brazil, the Japanese firm said.
Tec Print is a minority owned printer of lottery tickets and labels.
In October 1999, the AICPA Council granted the TEC the ability to promulgate binding ethical standards of tax practice.
The company, German Food Tec GmbH, is located at: German Food Tec GmbH, Lerchenberg 69a, D-22359 Hamburg.
The collaboration brings together TOSHIBA TEC's innovative leadership in the bar code printer market and TAGSYS' proven track record of delivering Reliable, Accurate and Secure (RAS) item-level RFID systems and tags that automate labor-intensive processes, authenticate and safeguard goods, and enable real-time inventory and asset visibility.
Hi Tec supplies direct-from-the-manufacturer B-Grade equipment which has never been used and is usually classed as B-Grade because of small 'bumps' in transit.
It also marks the first time the TEC infrared system will be offered to the mass retail channel.
Celebrations in the West Midlands were yesterday hosted by TEC member Ben Burbridge, of Burbridge & Son, manufacturers and distributors of kitchens, at a ceremony in Coventry.
The TEC units use the same, safe, reliable catalyst technology installed in heating equipment for over 30 years and can be installed in almost any location; unaffected by shade, snow, freezing rain, ice, dust build-up, or birds.
Although it has existed for more than 2-and-a-half years, TEC does not have a strategic workforce plan that includes certain critical elements.