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01. Grandma said she was feeling okay, but I think I could [detect] a bit of depression in the way she was speaking.
02. Some diseases are [detectable] at birth, and can be dealt with right away.
03. The early [detection] of skin cancer has saved many lives.
04. The [detectives] assigned to the murder case interviewed the suspect for over five hours.
05. Every apartment should be furnished with a smoke [detector] in the halls and kitchens.
06. He was questioned by [detectives] in regards to the murder.
07. The U.S. has special airplanes that are capable of avoiding [detection] by radar.
08. The kids wandered around the beach with a metal [detector], looking for lost coins, watches and stuff.
09. The investigators were able to [detect] small amounts of radiation coming from the nuclear power facility.
10. The early [detection] of cancer is important in fighting the disease.
11. Unfortunately, many birth defects are not [detectable] before a baby is born.
12. Scientists are now able to [detect] certain people that are at risk of having a heart attack.
13. The sonar system of the submarine apparently hadn't [detected] the small boat that it hit while surfacing.
14. The doctor was able to [detect] the beginnings of breast cancer, and ordered immediate treatment to stop it.
15. Frank A. Clark once said that it's hard to [detect] good luck because it looks so much like something you've earned.
16. William Inge once suggested that originality is simply [undetected] plagiarism.
17. There is an Italian proverb which observes that between two cowards, the first to [detect] the other has the advantage.
18. The smell of a skunk can be [detected] by a human over a mile away.
19. A dolphin's hearing is so good that it can [detect] underwater sounds from 15 miles away.
20. Breast cancer can often be cured if it is [detected] early.
21. An x-ray of the teeth is one way of [detecting] decay which cannot be observed simply by looking into the patient's mouth.
22. A complete early [detection] plan for breast cancer includes monthly breast self-exams, and clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional.
23. [Detecting] regularities in behavior through observation is an important part of the scientific method as applied in the field of psychology.
24. Something's wrong with my computer; it's not [detecting] the CD burner.

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  • Detect — De*tect (d[ e]*t[e^]kt ), 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. [1913 Webster] Plain good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detect — De*tect (d[ e]*t[e^]kt ), a. [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See {Tegument}.] Detected. [Obs.] Fabyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detect — I verb be conscious of, become aware of, behold, bring to light, decipher, deduce, descry, determine, diagnose, diagnosticate, discern, discover, disinter, distinguish, divine, educe, espy, expose, extract, feel, ferret out, find, find out, gain… …   Law dictionary

  • detect — [dē tekt′, ditekt′] vt. [ME detecten < L detectus, pp. of detegere, to uncover < de , from + tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. to catch or discover, as in a misdeed 2. to discover or manage to perceive (something hidden or not easily… …   English World dictionary

  • detect — early 15c., from L. detectus, pp. of detegere uncover, expose, figuratively discover, reveal, disclose, from de un , off (see DE (Cf. de )) + tegere to cover (see STEGOSAURUS (Cf. stegosaurus)). Related: Detected; detecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • detect — [v] discover ascertain, catch, descry, dig up*, disclose, distinguish, encounter, espy, expose, find, hit on*, hit upon*, identify, meet, meet with, nose out*, note, notice, observe, recognize, reveal, scent, see, smell out*, smoke out*, spot,… …   New thesaurus

  • detect — ► VERB 1) discover the presence or existence of. 2) discover or investigate (a crime or its perpetrators). 3) notice (something intangible or barely perceptible). DERIVATIVES detectable adjective detectably adverb detection noun …   English terms dictionary

  • detect — verb ADVERB ▪ early, late ▪ Some cancers can now be cured if they are detected early. ▪ quickly, rapidly ▪ automatically ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • detect — [[t]dɪte̱kt[/t]] detects, detecting, detected 1) VERB To detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation. [V n] ...a sensitive piece of equipment used to detect radiation …   English dictionary

  • detect — de|tect W3 [dıˈtekt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: detectus, past participle of detegere to uncover ] to notice or discover something, especially something that is not easy to see, hear etc ▪ Many forms of cancer can be cured if… …   Dictionary of contemporary English