Meaning of “lie detector” in the English Dictionary

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"lie detector" in British English

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lie detectornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlaɪ dɪˌtek.tər/ us /ˈlaɪ dɪˌtek.tɚ/

a piece of equipment used to try to discover if someone is telling lies:

Both men refused to take a lie detector test.

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(Definition of “lie detector” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lie detector" in American English

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lie detectornoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑɪ dɪˌtek·tər/

a piece of equipment used to try to discover if someone is lying

(Definition of “lie detector” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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