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DETECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does detect mean? 

DETECT (verb)
  The verb DETECT has 1 sense:

1. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

  Familiarity information: DETECT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETECT (verb)


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Meaning:

Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

detect; discover; notice; observe; find

Context examples:

She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water / We found traces of lead in the paint

Hypernyms (to "detect" is one way to...):

sight (catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "detect"):

catch out; find out (trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act)

sense (detect some circumstance or entity automatically)

instantiate (find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word))

trace (discover traces of)

see (observe as if with an eye)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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