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di tek shuhn

  • n  the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    early detection can often lead to a cure
  • n  the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • n  the detection that a signal is being received
  • n  a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    detection is hard on the feet

  • Such a pattern-recognition talent, says Salk Institute neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski, in whose lab the lie detection work was done, "is a survival skill humans probably had .
  • 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.
  • Since the behavior detection program went national in 2006, White said 102,914 travelers have been tagged for further screening; 9,142 have been referred to a law enforcement .
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  • Michael Hayden in Ninemsn
    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".
  • Richard J Codey in FOX News
    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."
  • Bill Blair in
    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...

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