Definition of 'detect'
Example sentences containing 'detect'
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The discovery offers hope for a blood test to detect heart and brain diseases before symptoms appear. The Sun (2016)We detected a note of apology undermining his pride. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Changing them stops people being detected for a crime. The Sun (2011)We want to see if detecting patients early and providing intensive treatment makes any difference to outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We need special drilling equipment to detect if there is still signs of life underneath. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And will the blood sample detect cancer? The Sun (2011)The device automatically detects signs and cameras and slows the car down when necessary. The Sun (2015)How can you detect counterfeit bank notes? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The cancers that kill are probably not these tiny cancers that we can detect early. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The researchers realised that their equipment was detecting minute frequency changes resulting from the pulsing of hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It then detects when the device is switched on. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It can be hard for family and friends to detect anorexia early. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Her house was fitted with a device to detect suspicious packages and a button to alert police. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wulfgar looked at her sharply and wondered if he had detected a note of bitterness in her tone. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE Equipment to detect traces of explosives will be installed at all airports before the end of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Women who experience these symptoms often should be offered a blood test that detects a protein produced by the cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He added that use of such equipment could be detected and that such a practice was morally different from training at altitude. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The answer is simple: there is no method in place to detect this crime. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She will detect blood that is very old and find anybody's blood. The Sun (2008)Do you detect a note of self-pity creeping in? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is it a progressive, growing problem that can be detected early and headed off? Christianity Today (2000)Established military technology works more subtly - not on the basis of one device detects all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Critics argue that up to 4,700 fewer crimes will be detected each year if the proposals are implemented. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They can also detect low blood pressure and predict seizures, thanks to their acute sense of smell. The Sun (2014)She detected a note of urgency in my voice and advised me to visit a GP. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only 1.4 million crimes were detected and just 47 per cent of those resulted in a charge or summons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'detect'
British English: detect VERB
To detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation.
...a sensitive piece of equipment used to detect radiation.
Definition of detect from the Collins English Dictionary
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