HyperDic: detect

English > 1 sense of the word detect:
VERBperceptiondetect, observe, find, discover, noticediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
detect > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > detect: 1 sense > verb 1, perception
MeaningDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"
Synonymsobserve, find, discover, notice
Narrowerfind out, catch outtrap
instantiateFind an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
seeobserve as if with an eye
sensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
traceDiscover traces of
Broaderspy, sightcatch sight of
Similar todiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishadvertir, apreciar, descubrir, detectar, distinguir, divisar, encontrar, observar, percibir, vislumbrar
Catalanadvertir, apreciar, descobrir, detectar, observar, trobar
Nounsdetectinga police investigation to determine the perpetrator
detectionthe act of detecting something
detectorany device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
detectorelectronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity

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