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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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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Translations
odkrivanje

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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
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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
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detection

[dɪˈtɛkʃn] nscoperta, individuazione f
crime detection → indagini fpl criminali
to escape detection (mistake) → passare inosservato/a (criminal) → eludere le ricerche
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

de·tec·tion

n. detección, descubrimiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

detection

n detección f
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References in classic literature ?
"Tell him next, that crimes cause their own detection. There's another bit of copy-book morality for you, Fosco.
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.
I told him to await us at the cliff-top, and if Dian came alone to do his best to get away with her and take her to Sari, as I thought it quite possible that, in case of detection and pursuit, it might be necessary for me to hold off Hooja's people while Dian made her way alone to where my new friend was to await her.
"I am the last and highest court of appeal in detection. When Gregson or Lestrade or Athelney Jones are out of their depths--which, by the way, is their normal state--the matter is laid before me.
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.
"You fear, I suppose, that it might lead to his detection?" asked the lawyer.
She would not consent to go in the same vessel with me, and it had been deemed best that she take a sailing vessel in order to avoid observation and lessen the risk of detection. I am now alarmed lest this cursed breaking of our machinery may detain us so long that the Morrow will get to New York before us, and the poor girl will not know where to go."
No answering spark of kindness, no awakening penitence, but an unappeasable ill-humour, and a spirit of tyrannous exaction that increased with indulgence, and a lurking gleam of self-complacent triumph at every detection of relenting softness in my manner, that congealed me to marble again as often as it recurred; and this morning he finished the business:- I think the petrifaction is so completely effected at last that nothing can melt me again.

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