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Definitions for detect
dɪˈtɛktde·tect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. detect(Verb)

    to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing

    Etymology: From detectus, perfect passive participle of detegere, from de- + tegere; see tegument, tile, thatch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detect(adj)

    detected

    Etymology: [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See Tegument.]

  2. Detect(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See Tegument.]

  3. Detect(verb)

    to inform against; to accuse

    Etymology: [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See Tegument.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Detect

    de-tekt′, v.t. (lit.) to uncover—hence to discover: to find out.—adjs. Detect′able, Detect′ible.—ns. Detect′er, -or, one who detects: an apparatus for detecting something, as a detector-lock, which shows if it has been tampered with; Detec′tion, discovery of something hidden: state of being found out.—adj. Detect′ive, employed in detecting.—n. a policeman employed in the investigation of special cases of crime, or in watching special classes of wrong-doers, usually not in uniform.—Private detective, one employed by a private person to gain information, or to watch his interests. [L. detectum, detegĕrede, neg., and tegĕre, tectum, to cover.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'detect' in Verbs Frequency: #526

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of detect in a Sentence

  1. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    There has been a reduction in violence since the new agreement was signed but I don't detect that Mr Putin's strategic intentions have changed, this is just a question now about what tools he uses to achieve those objectives.

  2. Stanley Perlman:

    You want them to be sensitive enough to detect everyone who has had the infection.

  3. Adam Isacson:

    There really has n’t been a lot of them found lately which likely because they are harder to detect.

  4. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    This activity goes against what people expect on Facebook and it violates our policies, we continue to invest in people and resources to improve the technology we use to detect this type of harmful behavior, and we will continue to take action on an ongoing basis to address it.

  5. Louise Hartley:

    For the business aspect of Instant Detect, we're really just using it for conservation purposes, so we'll roll it out to two different sites for anti-poaching or for remote monitoring. A lot of that will be through grant funded, but also we may sell additional systems to four conservation uses, we want to bring in new transmission methods.

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