- a person who searches impartially for the facts or actualities of a subject or situation, especially one appointed to conduct an official investigation, as in a labor-management conflict.
Origin of fact finder
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for fact-finding
That kind of fact-finding—often amid a scarcity of facts—would be for a jury to determine.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
Back in December, a State Department fact-finding mission discovered evidence of Syrian chemical weapons use.Does Obama Actually Have a Red Line on Syria?
March 20, 2013
She told Fox News her visit will involve “fact-finding” as well as diplomacy.Hillary Clinton in Burma: Why She's Visiting the Oppressed State
November 19, 2011
Besides, the IOC has been in campaign mode for several years; the schmoozing and fact-finding trips began long ago.Obama's Olympic Disaster
October 2, 2009
The first step in international consideration of minerals is obviously one of fact-finding.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Here again the Committee was not engaged on a fact-finding mission, but was seeking to evaluate the evidence in a broad way.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents
Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
- having the purpose of ascertaining factsa fact-finding tour of the Northeast
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