verb (used with object)
- to rectify alternating signal currents in a radio receiver.
- to demodulate.
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It was also only tested in people with symptoms, so its effectiveness in detecting asymptomatic infections is unknown.The FDA just okayed a rapid at-home COVID test—but it won’t work for everyone|Tara Santora|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
So far, SterlingSky’s Hawkins says her agency hasn’t been able to detect any Google Guaranteed badges outside of the LSA program.Google Guaranteed badge starting to appear on Google Maps listings|Greg Sterling|November 19, 2020|Search Engine Land
Many inboxes have been programmed to detect such words and automatically profile the emails as spam.Email marketing in 2020: Four key things that made the difference|Toby Nwazor|November 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Those disease detectives conduct in-person interviews immediately after people receive results detecting coronavirus infections.New York’s block-by-block lockdowns are curbing covid-19. But residents aren’t pleased.|Ben Guarino|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
When the phone detects a sound of interest, the smartwatch vibrates and displays a notification.A smartwatch app alerts users with hearing loss to nearby sounds|Maria Temming|November 6, 2020|Science News
Each of the patients had detectable virus in blood but far fewer had virus found in other body fluids.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In general, a person who has had an infection maintains detectable antibody against that infection for life.
In contrast, the actual chicken pox virus long ago exited my bloodstream and is not detectable.
She, unlike the other millions, has no detectable antibody to HIV.
But in health, people with HIV always maintain readily detectable antibody.
The brook was whispering secret things, and the drip from the trees made a soft tinkle, just detectable, on its pools.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
"Here," Tip answered, in a detectable imitation of Schroeder's voice.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Nothing was more detectable to him than a mercenary alliance.Ormond, Volume II (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
X-ray-diffraction studies showed no material differences, nor were there detectable differences in “feel”, smell, or plasticity.Atoms, Nature, and Man|Neal O. Hines
Beginning at about twelve to fourteen days,52 a softening of the curd is first 127 directly detectable under the rind.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk