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Synonyms for detection
dɪˈtɛk ʃən

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  1. detection, sensing(noun)

    the perception that something has occurred or some state exists

    "early detection can often lead to a cure"

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

  2. detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting(noun)

    the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

    detective work, spying, staining, sleuthing, sensing, detecting, signal detection, catching, espial, maculation, undercover work, spotting, contracting

  3. signal detection, detection(noun)

    the detection that a signal is being received

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

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

    a police investigation to determine the perpetrator

    "detection is hard on the feet"

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

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  1. detection(n.)


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  1. Siddharth Garg:

    It's a cat-and-mouse game. If I design a detection for deepfakes, I'm giving the attacker a new discriminator to test against.

  2. Corey Wallace:

    Subsurface detection and reaction is a Japanese strength in both technological and operational terms, and a Chinese weakness, even if (China) quantitatively has a larger subsurface fleet.

  3. Rebecca Siegel:

    It was surprising to see that the disparities by socioeconomic status are actually widening, wealth causes differences in exposure to risk factors and also access to high-quality cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

  4. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:

    I encourage everyone in Pennsylvania to make sure they schedule regular checkups with their doctors and be aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible.

  5. Professor Lattanzio:

    These include the detection of biologically relevant molecules in interstellar clouds and comets, mid-infrared spectra of interstellar grains and the dust from comets, a diverse set of data from comets including the Rosetta mission showing consistency with biology and the frequency of Earth-like or habitable planets in the Galaxy.

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