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detection

[dih-tek-shuh n] /dɪˈtɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of detecting.
2.
the fact of being detected.
3.
discovery, as of error or crime:
chance detection of smuggling.
4.
Telecommunications.
  1. rectification of alternating signal currents in a radio receiver.
  2. Also called demodulation. the conversion of an alternating, modulated carrier wave or current into a direct, pulsating current equivalent to the transmitted information-bearing signal.
Origin of detection
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin dētēctiōn- (stem of dētēctiō), equivalent to Latin dētēct(us) (see detect) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
predetection, noun
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detection

/dɪˈtɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of discovering or the fact of being discovered: detection of crime
2.
the act or process of extracting information, esp at audio or video frequencies, from an electromagnetic wave See also demodulation
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Word Origin and History for detection
n.

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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