subdetection

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ detection

AdjectiveEdit

subdetection ‎(not comparable)

  1. (rare) Below the threshold of what can be detected.
    • 2007 June 18, Jesse Mckinley, “Tiny but Hungry, Moth May Peril California Crops”[1], New York Times:
      “These pests can be there at subdetection levels for years if not decades,” said Mr. Carey, who worked on the medfly infestation.