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Meaning of DETECTION

Pronunciation:  di'tekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  2. [n]  the investigation of criminal activities to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet"
  3. [n]  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists; "early detection can often lead to a cure"
  4. [n]  the detection that a signal is being received

DETECTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: catching, detecting, detective work, espial, police investigation, sensing, signal detection, sleuthing, spotting, spying
 See Also: discovery, find, investigating, investigation, perception, reception, uncovering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*tec"tion\, n. [L. detectio an uncovering,
The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or
hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the
detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.

      Such secrets of guilt are never from detection. --D.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amassing evidence, blind flying, blind landing, bringing to light, casual discovery, catching, chance discovery, close inquiry, department of investigation, detective work, determination, determining, disclosure, discovery, distinguishment, espial, excavation, exhaustive study, exhumation, exposure, find, finding, finding out, hearing, hurricane tracking, indagation, interception, invention, investigation, investigative bureau, legislative investigation, legwork, locating, location, lucky strike, perscrutation, probe, ranging, recognition, rediscovery, research, revelation, serendipity, sifting, sleuthing, spotting, storm tracking, strike, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncovering, unearthing, witch-hunt