Definition of "detected" []

  • To perceive or notice (verb)
  • To discover the existence or presence of (esp something likely to elude observation) (verb)
  • To extract information from (an electromagnetic wave) (verb)
  • To reveal or expose (a crime, criminal, etc) (verb)
  • Referring to something that has been noticed. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Simple past tense and past participle of detect. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "detected" in a sentence
  • "The methane we detected is of unknown age -- its origin could be ancient or perhaps recent, Michael Mumma of NASA and colleagues wrote."
  • "No signal has been detected from the balloon's Emergency Location Transmitter, which should activate on contact with water."
  • "The surgeon thrust in his hand and fumbled about for some time, while I wondered whether the feel of that one brown thread could be detected from the rest of the ravel."