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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin retectionem (to uncover or disclose).


retection (plural retections)

  1. (obsolete) Disclosure or detection of something concealed.

Etymology 2[edit]

In 2002 a paper to be titled "Powder detection using THz imaging" (by Wang, Ferguson, Manella, Abbot and Zhang) was mistakenly published as "Powder retection using THz imaging" in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Proceedings of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, vol.73. (recounted in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol 95, No. 8 August 2007, page 1511, Scanning the Issue: T-Ray Imaging, Sensing and Retection by Derek Abbott and Xi-Cheng Zhang)


retection (plural retections)

  1. (engineering) Detection through a concealing layer. (Note: this use is somewhat specific to electrical engineering and related fields investigating the uses of T-Ray Sensing.)
    • Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 95, Number 8, August 2007
      Special issue: T-Ray Imaging, Sensing and Retection