from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be detected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being detected or found out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That which can be detected, noticeable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective easily seen or detected
  • adjective capable of being detected


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • On the contrary, the abuse seeps into all aspects of their mental and physical well-being, such that they continue to suffer (in detectable ways) from the abuse well into their older years.

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  • In some cases, the slopes were wrong, in others, the ramps 'coral-colored inserts -- called detectable warnings -- were made with concrete instead of rubber. - RSS

  • In standing forages that contain prussic acid, livestock should not be allowed to consume it until the level declines to the point that it is no longer detectable, which is only known through additional tests.

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  • All they had to do to get the story out there was to set up a "detectable" meeting when she flew out to Chicago (he can do secret meetings quite well, remember?) and follow it with the very public meeting with Richardson.

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  • The two words that should make your ears stand up are "detectable" and "appears."

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  • #3 -- Don't tell us whether there is "detectable" mercury in the HFCS samples, but whether the concentrations pose a health risk.

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  • Jack Frost, a hydrologist with the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, told the group that domestic wells haven't caused "detectable" depletions along the Rio Grande, though there is the chance for cumulative impacts at some point as more wells are added.

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  • If things are working and your phone is 'detectable', the output should look like that: hcitool scan


  • In the remaining 54 of 214 patients (25. 2%), referred to as the detectable group, the mean ADAMTS13 activity was 51.4 (29) % (

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  • I’ve been working on this topic, googling, reading blogs, books, whatever, and the thought that happiness must be some kind of detectable feeling is pervasive.

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