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Noun: detecting  di'tek-ting
  1. A police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    "detecting is hard on the feet";
    - detection, detective work, sleuthing
Verb: detect  di'tekt
  1. Determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water";
    - observe, find, discover, notice

Type of: descry, espy, police investigation, police work, sight, spot, spy

Encyclopedia: Detect