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Definition of detection noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

detection

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪˈtɛkʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process of detecting something; 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 cancer is vitally important.
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