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"

Related terms: determine
Similar spelling:   detector