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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
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Preterite
I detected
you detected
he/she/it detected
we detected
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Present Continuous
I am detecting
you are detecting
he/she/it is detecting
we are detecting
you are detecting
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Present Perfect
I have detected
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he/she/it has detected
we have detected
you have detected
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Past Continuous
I was detecting
you were detecting
he/she/it was detecting
we were detecting
you were detecting
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Past Perfect
I had detected
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he/she/it had detected
we had detected
you had detected
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Future
I will detect
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Future Perfect
I will have detected
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we will have detected
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Future Continuous
I will be detecting
you will be detecting
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we will be detecting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detecting
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we have been detecting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detecting
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he/she/it will have been detecting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detecting
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Conditional
I would detect
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Past Conditional
I 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
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