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Meaning of detection

de•tec•tion

Pronunciation: (di-tek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of detecting.
  2. the fact of being detected.
  3. discovery, as of error or crime: chance detection of smuggling.
    1. rectification of alternating signal currents in a radio receiver.
    2. Also calleddemodulation.the conversion of an alternating, modulated carrier wave or current into a direct, pulsating current equivalent to the transmitted information-bearing signal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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