Associations to the word «Detection»

Wiktionary

DETECTION, noun. The act of detecting or sensing something; discovering something that was hidden or disguised.
DETECTION, noun. The finding out of a constituent, a signal, an agent or the like, mostly by means of a specific device or method.
DETECTION DOG, noun. A specialized form of police dog; trained to use its sense of smell to detect and locate evidence of illicit substances, from illegal drugs to explosives materials, which may be carried on a person in their effects.

Dictionary definition

DETECTION, noun. The perception that something has occurred or some state exists; "early detection can often lead to a cure".
DETECTION, noun. The act of detecting something; catching sight of something.
DETECTION, noun. The detection that a signal is being received.
DETECTION, noun. A police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats