• Detection


    • IPA: /dəˈtɛkʃən/
    • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

    Full definition of detection



    (plural detections)
    1. The act of detecting or sensing something; discovering something that was hidden or disguised.
      • 1898, Winston Churchill, The Celebrity Chapter 1, In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, , and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
      • 1931, w, Death Walks in Eastrepps Chapter 10/6, “Why should Eldridge commit murder?...There was only one possible motive—namely, he wished to avoid detection as James Selby of Anaconda Ltd....”
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