De·tec·tion n. The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.
Such secrets of guilt are never from detection. --D. Webster.
n 1: the perception that something has occurred or some state
exists; "early detection can often lead to a cure" [syn:
2: the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
[syn: catching, espial, spying, spotting]
3: the detection that a signal is being received [syn: signal
4: a police investigation to determine the perpetrator;
"detection is hard on the feet" [syn: detecting, detective