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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detect  \De*tect"\  (d[-e]*t[e^]kt"),  a.  [L.  detectus,  p.  p.  of 
  detegere  to  uncover,  detect;  de  +  tegere  to  cover.  See 
  {Tegument}.] 
  Detected.  [Obs.]  --Fabyan. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detect  \De*tect"\  (d[-e]*t[e^]kt"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Detected};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Detecting}.] 
  1.  To  uncover;  to  discover;  to  find  out  to  bring  to  light; 
  as  to  detect  a  crime  or  a  criminal;  to  detect  a  mistake 
  in  an  account. 
 
  Plain  good  intention  .  .  .  is  as  easily  discovered 
  at  the  first  view,  as  fraud  is  surely  detected  at 
  last  --Burke. 
 
  Like  following  life  through  creatures  you  dissect, 
  You  lose  it  in  the  moment  you  detect.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  inform  against;  to  accuse.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  was  untruly  judged  to  have  preached  such  articles 
  as  he  was  detected  of  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  Syn:  To  discover;  find  out  lay  bare;  expose. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detect 
  v  1:  discover  or  determine  the  existence,  presence,  or  fact  of 
  "She  detected  high  levels  of  lead  in  her  drinking 
  water";  "We  found  traces  of  lead  in  the  paint"  [syn:  {observe}, 
  {find},  {discover},  {notice}] 
  2:  determine  the  existence  of  "We  detected  traces  of  the 
  poison  in  her  food" 




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