detection

[ dih-tek-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF detection

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I was afraid to set the weights down for fear of detection and punishment.

But this was only his second detection, and three of his four days of probation were past.

The risk of detection, so that they made little noise, was negligible.

That was clearly impracticable and fraught with too much risk of detection.

The word refers to the detection by the mother of the movements of the child.

They tried every method of detection known to detective science.

I left the house, as I thought, unnoticed and secure from detection.

In color it so perfectly matches the leaves and grass that detection is difficult.

There was danger of detection if she crept into the kitchen to obtain the milk.

An ingenious method was devised for the detection of the reformers.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "exposure, accusation," from Latin detectionem (nominative detectio) "an uncovering," noun of action from past participle stem of detegere (see detect).

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