detection detection  /dɪ ˈtɛk ʃən/


  1. (n) the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
  2. (n) the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  3. (n) the detection that a signal is being received
  4. (n) a police investigation to determine the perpetrator


  1. The commercially available lie-detection technology may sound exciting, but a new study suggests that lies and truth may sometimes be indistinguishable on brain scans.
  2. Radar detection is difficult because of the missile's small cross-section, low altitude flight.
  3. At Michigan, he participated in the scientific community's debate on how to simulate the detection of oil reservoirs using a supercomputer.


  1. Research and Markets: Radiation Detection Materials Markets Report: 2013 Edition

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Radiation Detection Materials Markets 2013" report to their of
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Suspect Detection Systems Inc. Reports An Additional Successful Pilot Test for Cogito Technology in the Former Soviet ...

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Suspect Detection Systems Inc., (OTCBB: SDSS), a developer of counter terror and crime prevention technology, announced today that the company has recently completed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector Meets All TSA Portable Explosive Trace Detection Requirements

    Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector has passed stringent quality tests carried out by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for portable Explosive
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Hayden described "the sheer challenge of surveying every square mile of that inhospitable and dangerous region", and said "part of the explanation for his survival lies in the fact that he has worked to avoid detection".
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Ninemsn

  2. "The key in the fight against HIV and AIDS is early detection and treatment," said Codey, D-Essex. "For newborns this can be a lifesaving measure."
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Richard J Codey Source: FOX News

  3. "They use the numbers of a mob to avoid detection. We saw this tactic - often called a Black Bloc tactic - demonstrated in all its mindless violence and destruction," Blair said. "I want to assure you that the persons responsible will be held...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Bill Blair Source:

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