Meaning of DETECTION in English


/ dɪˈtekʃn; NAmE / noun

[ U ] the process of detecting sth; the fact of being detected :

crime prevention and detection

Last year the detection rate for car theft was just 13%.

Many problems, however, escape detection.

Early detection of cancers is vitally important.



late 15th cent. (in the sense revelation of what is concealed ): from late Latin detectio(n-) , from Latin detegere uncover, from de- (expressing reversal) + tegere to cover.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.