from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of detecting; discovery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Discovery; finding by search or observation.
  • noun The act of detecting, finding out, or bringing to light: a discerning; the state or fact of being detected or found out: as, the detection of faults, crimes, or criminals.

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

  • noun The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery

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

  • noun The act of detecting or sensing something; discovering something that was hidden or disguised.

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

  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • noun the detection that a signal is being received
  • noun the perception that something has occurred or some state exists


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