Third-person singular simple present indicative form of detect.(verb)
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Use "detects" in a sentence
"Once you try to send a message, if the plugin detects that you meant to attach a file, it will prompt you before allowing you to send the email — and as a nice touch, it will even tell you what triggered the message."
"When the brain detects a dramatically rising body temperature, it triggers processes that transfer heat away from the core by pumping blood to the skin where the heat can radiate away, abetted by the evaporation of sweat."
"Whenever your dog moves or barks, the Puppy Tweets tag detects it and sends a Tweet via Twitter."