|1.||[ verb ] discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of|
|Synonyms:||find notice observe discover|
"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water" "We found traces of lead in the paint"
|Related terms:||sight develop trace find_out sense see instantiate discover observation determination discovery perceiver detector discovery discovery notice detection finding observation observation detecting discoverer detector|
|2.||[ verb ] determine the existence of|
"We detected traces of the poison in her food"