detect detect  /dɪ ˈtɛkt/


  • (v) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of


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  1. Marines working with his unit in Iraq had shown the Army combat engineer how it can be used to detect trip wires.
  2. Just Say Go The latest performance-boosting drugs are impossible to detect--and, for many athletes, impossible to resist.
  3. Raytheon's APS will automatically detect an incoming round and then launch a missile to destroy it, all within a split second.


  1. Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of researchers. In a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers said their findings may in future lead to people ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Saint Louis University researchers discover a way to detect new viruses

    ( Saint Louis University ) Saint Louis University researchers describe a technology that can detect new, previously unknown viruses using blood serum as a biological source.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Tune your radar to detect liars

    By Anita Bruzzese, Gannett News Service You might think you can detect a fibber by reading body language. Obviously, the weird guy who never makes eye contact or the woman who ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. Kanjorski, the lawmaker, said his subcommittee's inquiry will examine the alleged Madoff fraud and try to determine why the SEC and other regulators "failed to detect these substantial evasions."
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Paul Kanjorski Source: Denver Post

  2. "This initiative will help us rapidly detect, quantify and respond to outbreaks of disease in humans and animals, and deliver information quickly to state, and local, and national and international public health officials," said Bush. "By...
    on Nov 1, 2005 By: President Bush Source: Environment News Service

  3. "It is true that one can detect a certain weakening of Christian life in society overall," Benedict told 200 bishops and archbishops and 20 cardinals. "And of participation in the life of the Catholic Church, due to secularism, hedonism,...
    on May 12, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /