2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Detect \De*tect"\ (d[-e]*t[e^]kt"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Detected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detecting}.]

1. To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.

Plain good intention . . . is as easily discovered at the first view, as fraud is surely detected at last. --Burke.

Like following life through creatures you dissect, You lose it in the moment you detect. --Pope.

2. To inform against; to accuse. [Obs.]

He was untruly judged to have preached such articles as he was detected of. --Sir T. More.

Syn: To discover; find out; lay bare; expose. Detectable

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet" [syn: {detection}, {detecting}, {detective work}, {sleuthing}]

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