subdetection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ detection

Adjective[edit]

subdetection (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Below the threshold of what can be detected.
    • 2007 June 18, Jesse Mckinley, “Tiny but Hungry, Moth May Peril California Crops”, in New York Times[1]:
      “These pests can be there at subdetection levels for years if not decades,” said Mr. Carey, who worked on the medfly infestation.