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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·tect /dɪˈtɛkt, di-/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tect a.  Detected. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detected; p. pr. & vb. n. Detecting.]
 1. To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.
    Plain good intention . . . is as easily discovered at the first view, as fraud is surely detected at last.   --Burke.
 Like following life through creatures you dissect,
 You lose it in the moment you detect.   --Pope.
 2. To inform against; to accuse. [Obs.]
    He was untruly judged to have preached such articles as he was detected of.   --Sir T. More.
 Syn: -- To discover; find out; lay bare; expose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;
          "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water";
          "We found traces of lead in the paint" [syn: observe, find,
           discover, notice]