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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detection  \De*tec"tion\,  n.  [L.  detectio  an  uncovering, 
  revealing.] 
  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. 
  Webster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detection 
  n  1:  the  perception  that  something  has  occurred  or  some  state 
  exists;  "early  detection  can  often  lead  to  a  cure"  [syn: 
  {sensing}] 
  2:  the  act  of  detecting  something  catching  sight  of  something 
  [syn:  {catching},  {espial},  {spying},  {spotting}] 
  3:  the  detection  that  a  signal  is  being  received  [syn:  {signal 
  detection}] 
  4:  the  investigation  of  criminal  activities  to  determine  the 
  perpetrator;  "detection  is  hard  on  the  feet"  [syn:  {detecting}, 
  {detective  work},  {police  investigation},  {sleuthing}] 




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