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English definition of “detect”

detect

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈtekt/ us  
C1 to notice something that is partly hidden or not clear, or to discover something, especially using a special method: Some sounds cannot be detected by the human ear. Financial experts have detected signs that the economy is beginning to improve.Finding and discovering C1 to discover something, usually using special equipment: High levels of lead were detected in the atmosphere. Radar equipment is used to detect (= find the position of) enemy aircraft.Finding and discovering
detectable
adjective uk   /dɪˈtek.tə.bl̩/ us  
There has been no detectable change in the patient's condition.Finding and discovering
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