detection (countable and uncountable, plural detections)
- The act of detecting or sensing something; discovering something that was hidden or disguised.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
- In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
1931, Francis Beeding, “10/6”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps:
- “Why should Eldridge commit murder? […] There was only one possible motive—namely, he wished to avoid detection as James Selby of Anaconda Ltd. […] ”
- The finding out of a constituent, a signal, an agent or the like, mostly by means of a specific device or method.
act of detecting or sensing something
the finding out of a constituent, a signal, an agent or the like