HyperDic: detection

English > 4 senses of the word detection:
NOUNcognitiondetection, sensingthe perception that something has occurred or some state exists
actdetection, catching, espial, spying, spottingthe act of detecting something
communicationdetection, signal detectionthe detection that a signal is being received
actdetection, detecting, detective work, sleuthinga police investigation to determine the perpetrator
detection > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > detection: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe perception that something has occurred or some state exists.
Example"early detection can often lead to a cure"
Synonymsensing
BroaderperceptionThe process of perceiving
Spanishaveriguación, detección, identificación
Catalandetecció, esbrinament, identificació
English > detection: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of detecting something; catching sight of something.
Synonymscatching, espial, spying, spotting
Broaderdiscovery, find, uncoveringThe act of discovering something
Spanishcaptación, detección, espionaje, localización
Catalandetecció
Verbsdetectdiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
English > detection: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe detection that a signal is being received.
Synonymsignal detection
BroaderreceptionQuality or fidelity of a received broadcast
Spanishdetección de señal, detección
Catalandetecció de senyal, detecció
English > detection: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA police investigation to determine the perpetrator.
Example"detection is hard on the feet"
Synonymsdetecting, detective work, sleuthing
Broaderpolice work, police investigationThe investigation of criminal activities

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