detect-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: notice or discover the presence or existence of

I know there are EGFR on the membrane since I detected them by confocal microscopy.
I have frequently detected them running over me, but have always escaped being stung.
And, after a while, we detected a funny smell wafting out of the front door.
You claim to know they'll never detect gravitational waves.
Our perception can fail to detect a fake image if there is no cause.

VerbNet: see-30.1-1
FrameNet: Perception_experience
PropBank: detect.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: to investigate a crime

NOTE: Involves working as a detective.

A key component of our efforts to detect crime is the Scientific Support Department.
He discussed the probability of detecting a crime where blood was found as a DNA source.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM