Detect Definition

dĭ-tĕkt
detected, detecting, detects
verb
detected, detecting, detects
To catch or discover, as in a misdeed.
Webster's New World
To discover or manage to perceive (something hidden or not easily noticed)
To detect a flaw in an argument.
Webster's New World
To learn something hidden and often improper about.
Detected the manager in a lie.
American Heritage
To uncover; reveal.
Webster's New World
To demodulate.
American Heritage
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adjective
(obsolete) Detected.
Wiktionary
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Origin of Detect

  • From Latin detectus, perfect passive participle of detegere (“to uncover or disclose”), from de- + tegere (“to cover”); see tegument, tile, thatch

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English detecten from Latin dētegere dētēct- to uncover dē- de- tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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