Detect

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Definition

to detect: to notice, to see; to discover, to find
verb
It did not take long for Dr. von Headcold to detect Bruno's sadness; Bruno was crying uncontrollably.
The computer has detected a virus, please permanently delete the following files.
Luna is taking a course to learn how to detect if someone is lying. She will learn to see the signs in somebody's words and face when they are not telling the truth.

Examples

  • "Luna : I do detect an accent."
  • "Is that an Irish accent I detect?"
  • "This one is an 'optical mouse', which means that it uses a laser to detect the mouse's movement."

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