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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detection, detecting, detective work, sleuthing(noun)

    a police investigation to determine the perpetrator

    "detection is hard on the feet"

    detective work, spying, sleuthing, sensing, detection, signal detection, catching, espial, spotting

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detecting":

    detect, detection, discovery, identifying, identify, sensing, discover, screening, discovering

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  1. Clive Williams:

    To drive a car into a group of policemen takes no planning whatsoever, it's a lot different from what Al Qaeda was encouraging people to do, which was to do sophisticated bombings which would result in lots of casualties but took lots of preparation and organization. There was a better chance of detecting them, but they were more dangerous -- whereas these are less detectable but less dangerous.

  2. Michael Powell:

    Life is all about detecting and then avoiding bullshit.

  3. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    Our government’s become pretty good at detecting and preventing something hatched from overseas.

  4. Guido Rettig:

    The carmakers asserted that engine software is a company secret, we unfortunately did not have the legal possibility to look at engine control and installed software. And so, our inspectors had no way of detecting the manipulation in the nitrogen oxide of diesel vehicles.

  5. Robert Robins:

    When we started going out into the field and collecting them and actually finding them in breeding condition or as dominant males, theyre stunningly beautiful, i think thats what the amateur community was keying in on. Theyre the ones detecting life color, and that was really instructive in determining this was a different species.

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