Definition of "detecting" []

  • 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)
  • Present participle of detect. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "detecting" in a sentence
  • "Boss you forgot to highlight that its incredibly difficult for the police to measure their success in detecting burglary (and most other offences) if we are out preventing the bloody things!"
  • "They are apparently especially more useful in detecting problems in younger, denser breast tissue."
  • "Dr. Bairey Merz's research has not only had a major impact on bringing to light the shortcomings of traditional testing methods in detecting heart disease in women, but her studies are looking at the hormonal and genetic determinants that control arterial blood vessel construction."