detection

noun de·tec·tion \ di-ˈtek-shən \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of detection

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

Examples of detection in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of detection

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DETECTION Defined for English Language Learners

detection

Definition of detection for English Language Learners

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


DETECTION Defined for Kids

detection

noun de·tec·tion \ di-ˈtek-shən \

Definition of detection for Students

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


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