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de·tect

 (dĭ-tĕkt′)
tr.v. de·tect·ed, de·tect·ing, de·tects
1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
2. To discern (something hidden or subtle): detected a note of sarcasm in the remark.
3. To learn something hidden and often improper about: detected the manager in a lie.
4. Electronics To demodulate.

[Middle English detecten, from Latin dētegere, dētēct-, to uncover : dē-, de- + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

de·tect′a·ble, de·tect′i·ble adj.
de·tect′er n.

detect

(dɪˈtɛkt)
vb (tr)
1. to perceive or notice: to detect a note of sarcasm.
2. to discover the existence or presence of (esp something likely to elude observation): to detect alcohol in the blood.
3. (Electronics) to extract information from (an electromagnetic wave)
4. obsolete to reveal or expose (a crime, criminal, etc)
[C15: from Latin dētectus uncovered, from dētegere to uncover, from de- + tegere to cover]
deˈtectable, deˈtectible adj
deˈtecter n

de•tect

(dɪˈtɛkt)

v.t.
1. to discover or notice the existence or presence of: to detect the odor of gas.
2. to discover (a person) in some act: to detect someone cheating.
3. to discover the true, usu. concealed or underlying nature of.
4. to demodulate.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dētēctus, past participle of dētegere to uncover]
de•tect′a•ble, de•tect′i•ble, adj.
de•tect`a•bil′i•ty, de•tect`i•bil′i•ty, n.
syn: See learn.

detect


Past participle: detected
Gerund: detecting

Imperative
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Present
I detect
you detect
he/she/it detects
we detect
you detect
they detect
Preterite
I detected
you detected
he/she/it detected
we detected
you detected
they detected
Present Continuous
I am detecting
you are detecting
he/she/it is detecting
we are detecting
you are detecting
they are detecting
Present Perfect
I have detected
you have detected
he/she/it has detected
we have detected
you have detected
they have detected
Past Continuous
I was detecting
you were detecting
he/she/it was detecting
we were detecting
you were detecting
they were detecting
Past Perfect
I had detected
you had detected
he/she/it had detected
we had detected
you had detected
they had detected
Future
I will detect
you will detect
he/she/it will detect
we will detect
you will detect
they will detect
Future Perfect
I will have detected
you will have detected
he/she/it will have detected
we will have detected
you will have detected
they will have detected
Future Continuous
I will be detecting
you will be detecting
he/she/it will be detecting
we will be detecting
you will be detecting
they will be detecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detecting
you have been detecting
he/she/it has been detecting
we have been detecting
you have been detecting
they have been detecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detecting
you will have been detecting
he/she/it will have been detecting
we will have been detecting
you will have been detecting
they will have been detecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detecting
you had been detecting
he/she/it had been detecting
we had been detecting
you had been detecting
they had been detecting
Conditional
I would detect
you would detect
he/she/it would detect
we would detect
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Past Conditional
I would have detected
you would have detected
he/she/it would have detected
we would have detected
you would have detected
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.detect - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
catch out, find out - trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
sense - detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
instantiate - find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
trace - discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
see - observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

detect

verb
1. discover, find, reveal, catch, expose, disclose, uncover, track down, hunt down, unmask, ferret out, smoke out equipment used to detect radiation
2. notice, see, spot, catch, note, identify, observe, remark, recognize, distinguish, perceive, scent, discern, ascertain, descry He could detect a certain sadness in her face.

detect

verb
1. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:
2. To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind:
Translations
كشفيَكْتَشِف
objevitzjistitnajít
mærkeopdage
tuvastama
havaitahuomata
uppgötva, átta sig á
検出する見付ける
aptiktiseklyssusekti
atklātatrastuzietuztvert
detecteren
odkriti
upptäcka

detect

[dɪˈtekt] VT (= discover) → descubrir; (= notice) → percibir, detectar; [+ crime] → descubrir; [+ criminal] → identificar (Tech) (by radar etc) → detectar

detect

[dɪˈtɛkt] vt
(= discover) [+ disease] → dépister; [+ explosives, radiation] → détecter
(= sense) → déceler
(= perceive) → percevoir

detect

vtentdecken, herausfinden; (= see, make out)ausfindig machen; crimeaufdecken; diseasefeststellen; a tone of sadness, movement, noisewahrnehmen; mine, gasaufspüren; do I detect a note of irony?höre ich da nicht eine gewisse Ironie (heraus)?

detect

[dɪˈtɛkt] vt (signs, traces, drug, motive) → scoprire; (feeling) → avvertire (Radar) → individuare; (gas, smoke) → avvertire la presenza di

detect

(diˈtekt) verb
to notice or discover. She thought she could detect a smell of gas.
deˈtective (-tiv) noun
a person who tries to find criminals or watches suspected persons. She was questioned by detectives.
detentiondetain

detect

v. detectar, descubrir.

detect

vt detectar
References in classic literature ?
Unable to detect a weak point in this scheme of mutual advantage, the financier gave the promoter in disguise an order for the money, and wrote a note to his wife directing her to count out the girl.
Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure.
Heart" was intended for a much longer tale, and is unavoidably incomplete; but it is unnecessary to point out defects that even the juvenile reader will soon detect.
Where pride and stupidity unite there can be no dissimulation worthy notice, and Miss Vernon shall be consigned to unrelenting contempt; but by all that I can gather Lady Susan possesses a degree of captivating deceit which it must be pleasing to witness and detect.
It is nowhere muddy, and a casual observer would say that there were no weeds at all in it; and of noticeable plants, except in the little meadows recently overflowed, which do not properly belong to it, a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush, nor even a lily, yellow or white, but only a few small heart-leaves and potamogetons, and perhaps a water-target or two; all which however a bather might not perceive; and these plants are clean and bright like the element they grow in.
I have been surprised to detect encircling the pond, even where a thick wood has just been cut down on the shore, a narrow shelf-like path in the steep hillside, alternately rising and falling, approaching and receding from the water's edge, as old probably as the race of man here, worn by the feet of aboriginal hunters, and still from time to time unwittingly trodden by the present occupants of the land.
You may often detect a yet smoother and darker water, separated from the rest as if by an invisible cobweb, boom of the water nymphs, resting on it.
I for my part noticed by the sense of sight, before I entered your Kingdom, that some of your people are Lines and others Points, and that some of the Lines are larger --" "You speak of an impossibility," interrupted the King; "you must have seen a vision; for to detect the difference between a Line and a Point by the sense of sight is, as every one knows, in the nature of things, impossible; but it can be detected by the sense of hearing, and by the same means my shape can be exactly ascertained.
And often, from the side of my eye, I could detect her raising a hand, and brushing something off her cheek.
At a public meeting in the Town-hall yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing myself insulted by the speaker opposed to me in the question under discussion, by allusions to my private affairs; by cant about monsters without natural affection, family despots, and such trash; and when I rose to answer, I was met by a shout from the filthy mob, where the mention of your name enabled me at once to detect the quarter in which this base attack had originated.
The girl stood pointing in the direction from whence we had come, and as I arose and looked, I, too, thought that I could detect a thin dark line on the far horizon.
Micro-miniature detect switches are being employed in various applications calling for detection, such as consumer electronics, gaming, handheld devices, medical equipment, PoS terminals, telecom networking, industrial instrumentation and controls, computer peripherals, and military/ aerospace designs.