Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, uncovered: applied to the hemelytra of heteropterous Hemiptera when, as in most species, they are not covered by the scutellum: opposed to obtected.

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  • adjective Referring to something that has been noticed.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of detect.

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  • adjective perceived or discerned
  • adjective perceived with the mind

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Examples

  • The methane we detected is of unknown age -- its origin could be ancient or perhaps recent, Michael Mumma of NASA and colleagues wrote.

    NASA Watch: January 2009 Archives

  • The surgeon thrust in his hand and fumbled about for some time, while I wondered whether the feel of that one brown thread could be detected from the rest of the ravel.

    Chapter 19

  • No signal has been detected from the balloon's Emergency Location Transmitter, which should activate on contact with water.

    Richard Abruzzo And Carol Rymer-Davis Still Missing As Search Intensifies

  • The methane we detected is of unknown age -- its origin could be ancient or perhaps recent, Michael Mumma of NASA and colleagues wrote.

    Belching Volcanoes or Fartin' Martians? - NASA Watch

  • The surgeon thrust in his hand and fumbled about for some time, while I wondered whether the feel of that one brown thread could be detected from the rest of the ravel.

    Chapter 19

  • No signal has been detected from the balloon's Emergency Location Transmitter, which should activate on contact with water.

    Richard Abruzzo And Carol Rymer-Davis Still Missing As Search Intensifies

  • On Hardball and its like, egos run rampant, insider jargon predominates, and agreeability, if any can be detected, is strictly limited to commercial breaks.

    J-School for Jerks

  • On Hardball and its like, egos run rampant, insider jargon predominates, and agreeability, if any can be detected, is strictly limited to commercial breaks.

    J-School for Jerks

  • On Hardball and its like, egos run rampant, insider jargon predominates, and agreeability, if any can be detected, is strictly limited to commercial breaks.

    J-School for Jerks

  • In a huge water tank, light flashes were detected from the rare neutrino interactions in the water, using the sensitive detectors developed by Koshiba.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2002 - Presentation Speech

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