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detection

noun

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the act or process of sighting or learning the existence of something for the first time
  • my detection of the scent of baked apple pie led me to the kitchen

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The first known use of detection was in the 15th century

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“Detection.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detection. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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