verb (used with object)
- to rectify alternating signal currents in a radio receiver.
- to demodulate.
Origin of detect
Examples from the Web for detectable
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 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.
In other words, imagine being disloyal in a way that was not detectable by the people you were betraying.
“Probably” not detectable by a metal detector; unclear whether the new body scanners would have caught it.Man’s Airport Strip Meant to Highlight Intrusive and Ineffective TSA Security|Winston Ross|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Of such incredible mass and with no visible or detectable means of support or of propulsion.The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith
If I were firing a pistol, would this pistol leave a nitrate on my hands that would be detectable by the paraffin test?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
However, this linkage (reproduced here in figure 18) had no detectable influence on Watt or on subsequent practice.Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt|Eugene S. Ferguson
A shade of protest had been detectable, presumably, in Challis's face, and he had disclaimed it.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
"Here," Tip answered, in a detectable imitation of Schroeder's voice.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Word Origin for detect
early 15c., from Latin detectus, past participle of detegere "uncover, expose," figuratively "discover, reveal, disclose," from de- "un-, off" (see de-) + tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus). Related: Detected; detecting.