Definition for DE-TEC'TION


  1. The act of detecting; discovery of a person or thing attempted to be concealed; as, the detection of a thief or burglarian; the detection of fraud or forgery; the detection of artifice, device, or a plot.
  2. Discovery of any thing before hidden, or unknown. The sea and rivers are instrumental to the detection of amber and other fossils, by washing away the earth that concealed them. – Woodward.

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