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Noun: detection  di'tek-shun
  1. The perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    "early detection can often lead to a cure";
    - sensing
  2. The act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    - catching, espial, spying, spotting
  3. The detection that a signal is being received
    - signal detection
  4. A police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    "detection is hard on the feet";
    - detecting, detective work, sleuthing

Derived forms: detections

Type of: discovery, find, perception, police investigation, police work, reception, uncovering

Encyclopedia: Detection