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de·tec·tion

 (dĭ-tĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of detecting; discovery: detection of a crime; detection of radiation from a distant galaxy.

detection

(dɪˈtɛkʃən)
n
1. the act of discovering or the fact of being discovered: detection of crime.
2. (Electronics) the act or process of extracting information, esp at audio or video frequencies, from an electromagnetic wave. See also demodulation

de•tec•tion

(dɪˈtɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of detecting or the state of being detected.
2. the process of demodulation.
[1425–75; < Late Latin]

detection

1. In tactical operations, the perception of an object of possible military interest but unconfirmed by recognition.
2. In surveillance, the determination and transmission by a surveillance system that an event has occurred.
3. In arms control, the first step in the process of ascertaining the occurrence of a violation of an arms control agreement.
4. In nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) environments, the act of locating NBC hazards by use of NBC detectors or monitoring and/or survey teams. See also hazard; monitoring; nuclear, biological, and chemical environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detection - the perception that something has occurred or some state existsdetection - the perception that something has occurred or some state exists; "early detection can often lead to a cure"
perception - the process of perceiving
2.detection - the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
3.detection - the detection that a signal is being received
reception - quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
4.detection - a police investigation to determine the perpetratordetection - a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet"
police investigation, police work - the investigation of criminal activities

detection

noun
2. discovery, arrest, capture, exposure, uncovering, tracking down, unearthing, apprehension, rooting out, unmasking, ferreting out These criminals are sophisticated enough to avoid detection.
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detection

[dɪˈtekʃən] N (= discovery) → descubrimiento m; (= perception) → percepción f; (by detective) → investigación f (Tech) → detección f
to escape detection [criminal] → no ser descubierto; [mistake] → pasar desapercibido

detection

[dɪˈtɛkʃən]
n
(= discovery) → découverte f
to escape detection [mistake] → passer inaperçu(e)
[disease] → dépistage m; [crime] → découverte f
to escape detection, to avoid detection [criminal] → échapper aux recherches, ne pas se faire repérer
[submarines, aircraft] → détection f
modif [system, equipment] → de détection

detection

n
(of criminal)Entlarvung f; (of crime)Entdeckung f, → Aufdeckung f; (of fault)Entdeckung f, → Feststellung f; (of disease)Feststellung f; (= detective work)Ermittlungsarbeit f; to avoid or escape detectionnicht entdeckt werden; (criminal)nicht gefasst werden, nicht dingfest gemacht werden; (mistake)der Aufmerksamkeit (dat)entgehen; he tried to escape detection by …er versuchte, unentdeckt zu bleiben, indem …; a brilliant piece of detectionein glänzendes Stück Detektivarbeit
(of gases, mines)Aufspürung f

detection

[dɪˈtɛkʃn] nscoperta, individuazione f
crime detection → indagini fpl criminali
to escape detection (mistake) → passare inosservato/a (criminal) → eludere le ricerche

de·tec·tion

n. detección, descubrimiento.

detection

n detección f
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A great thing, indeed, sir, particularly as regards the detection of bank-robbers and murderers.
The deer was ravaging the man's fields, and he had killed it in sud- den passion, and not for gain; and he had carried it into the royal forest in the hope that that might make detection of the misdoer impossible.
The "nigger" in him went shrinking and skulking here and there and yonder, and fancying it saw suspicion and maybe detection in all faces, tones, and gestures.
When we were at work in the cornfield, he would sometimes crawl on his hands and knees to avoid detection, and all at once he would rise nearly in our midst, and scream out, "Ha, ha
He dared not come to Bartlett's Buildings for fear of detection, and though their mutual impatience to meet, was not to be told, they could do nothing at present but write.
She looked up, while I still gazed at her: no start, no increase or failure of colour betrayed emotion, consciousness of guilt, or fear of detection.
But looking to the fact that Magdalen, on both the occasions when she had forgotten herself, had spoken in the heat of anger, he was of opinion that her voice had every reasonable chance of escaping detection, if she carefully avoided all outbursts of temper for the future, and spoke in those more composed and ordinary tones which Mrs.
It was that rich afternoon sunlight that loves to flash into teacups as though they were crocuses, that loves to run a golden finger along the beautiful wrinkles of old faces and light up the noble hollows of age-worn eyes; the sunlight that loves to fall with transfiguring beam on the once dear book we never read, or, with malicious inquisitiveness, expose to undreamed- of detection the undusted picture, or the gold- dusted legs of remote chairs, which the poor housemaid has forgotten.
They would have to dread both the dangers of the coast, and of detection, as well after as before their arrival at the places of their final destination.
Waiting in the doorway of the building until I was assured that no one was approaching, I hurried across to the opposite side and through the first doorway to the court beyond; thus, crossing through court after court with only the slight chance of detection which the necessary crossing of the avenues entailed, I made my way in safety to the courtyard in the rear of Dejah Thoris' quarters.
You see," he went on, "there will be no danger of detection since I am supposed to be leaving on an afternoon train for school.
Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.

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