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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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Tell him next, that crimes cause their own detection.
Mortification at the overthrow of his notable scheme; hatred of the girl who had dared to palter with strangers; and utter distrust of the sincerity of her refusal to yield him up; bitter disappointment at the loss of his revenge on Sikes; the fear of detection, and ruin, and death; and a fierce and deadly rage kindled by all; these were the passionate considerations which, following close upon each other with rapid and ceaseless whirl, shot through the brain of Fagin, as every evil thought and blackest purpose lay working at his heart.
How close he came to a detection on several occasions The Killer well knew from the restless whining of several of them.
To involve her in the danger of a second detection, to court her into an apartment which must wring her heart, could not be the office of a friend.
But we reached the upper galleries without detection and presently Thuvia halted us at the foot of a short, steep ascent.

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