- the act of detecting.
- the fact of being detected.
- discovery, as of error or crime: chance detection of smuggling.
- rectification of alternating signal currents in a radio receiver.
- Also called demodulation.the conversion of an alternating, modulated carrier wave or current into a direct, pulsating current equivalent to the transmitted information-bearing signal.
Origin of detection
Examples from the Web for detection
If detection lag time is 10 days, then that, plus a healthy margin, should be the “deferral” period.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
Every page would carry its own proof of transgression, and thus its own guarantee of detection.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons
October 21, 2014
And while detection is part of the battle, prevention is by far more important.This Mouthpiece Will Save Football Players’ Brains
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
June 27, 2014
The F-35 is susceptible to detection by radars operating in the VHF bands of the spectrum.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar
April 28, 2014
A detection method stopped a deadly Listeria outbreak associated with contaminated cheese.These Are The 5 Scary Health Threats The CDC Will Tackle In 2014
December 16, 2013
I was afraid to set the weights down for fear of detection and punishment.Biography of a Slave
But this was only his second detection, and three of his four days of probation were past.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
The risk of detection, so that they made little noise, was negligible.Captain Blood
That was clearly impracticable and fraught with too much risk of detection.The Sea-Hawk
The word refers to the detection by the mother of the movements of the child.Treatise on the Diseases of Women
Lydia E. Pinkham
- the act of discovering or the fact of being discovereddetection of crime
- the act or process of extracting information, esp at audio or video frequencies, from an electromagnetic waveSee also demodulation
Word Origin and History for detection
early 15c., "exposure, accusation," from Latin detectionem (nominative detectio) "an uncovering," noun of action from past participle stem of detegere (see detect).