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detection

noun de·tec·tion \di-ˈtek-shən\

: the act or process of discovering, finding, or noticing something

Full Definition of DETECTION

1
:  the act of detecting :  the state or fact of being detected
2
:  the process of demodulating
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Examples of DETECTION

  1. I don't know how the errors managed to avoid detection for so long.
  2. <my detection of the scent of baked apple pie led me to the kitchen>

First Known Use of DETECTION

15th century
DETECTION Defined for Kids

detection

noun de·tec·tion \di-ˈtek-shən\

Definition of DETECTION for Kids

:  the act of learning that something or someone is or was there :  discovery <The clever thief escaped detection.>

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