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detection

Syllabification: de·tec·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˈtekSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of detection in English:

noun

1The action or process of identifying the presence of something concealed: the early detection of fetal abnormalities
More example sentences
  • There should be an effective treatment or intervention for patients identified through early detection.
  • Other property owners, tenants or landlords have failed to provide any smoke or fire detection systems.
  • Prostate cancer presents major challenges for early detection through screening.
Synonyms
discernment, perception, awareness, recognition, identification, diagnosis;
sensing, sight, smelling, tasting
1.1The work of a detective in investigating a crime: [as modifier]: the detection rate for murder is over 90 percent
More example sentences
  • He said: ‘Operation Delivery is kicking in and there's evidence that we are down in terms of crime while detections are up.’
  • The incident came close on the heels of a series of robbery detections made by four police stations of South Mumbai early last morning.
  • He said the 10,433 drink driving detections by Gardaí last year was paltry compared to 200,000 speeding offences detected.
Synonyms
discovery, uncovering, unearthing, exposure, revelation
capture, identification, exposure;
apprehension, arrest;
notice
1.2 another term for demodulation (see demodulate).

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'revelation of what is concealed'): from late Latin detectio(n-), from Latin detegere 'uncover' (see detect).

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