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lowest level of stimulation that a person can detect absolute threshold
sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells cervical smear , Papanicolaou smear , Pap smear
prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed chorionic villus biopsy , chorionic villus sampling
counterintelligence designed to detect and counteract sabotage counter-sabotage
aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect and prevent subversive activities countersubversion
United States electrical engineer who in 1907 patented the first triode vacuum tube, which made it possible to detect and amplify radio waves (1873-1961) De Forest , Father of Radio , Lee De Forest
smallest change in stimulation that a person can detect difference limen , difference threshold , differential limen , differential threshold
detect a difference distinguish
network of radar installations designed to detect enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them early warning system
(telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors ECC , error correction code
sound waves to detect objects underwater, using echolocation , sonar
rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers; designed for use in airports EDS , explosive detection system
transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations electric eye , magic eye , photocell , photoconductive cell , photoelectric cell
assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria) ELISA , enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay
system for screening luggage in airports; an agent passes a swab around or inside luggage and then runs the swab through a machine that can detect trace amounts of explosives ETD , explosive trace detection
test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers faecal occult test , fecal occult test , stool test
law enforcement agency of the Treasury Department responsible for establishing and implementing policies to detect money laundering Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , FinCEN
blood test to detect heterophil antibodies that agglutinate sheep red blood cells; positive result indicates infectious mononucleosis heterophil test
method of using fluorescence microscopy to detect the presence of an antigen indirectly indirect immunofluorescence
medical instrument to examine the cornea in order to detect irregularities in its anterior surface keratoscope
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