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Etymology

1. detector

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɝ'] any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner.

Synonyms

  • device
  • photoconductive cell
  • electric eye
  • magic eye
  • mine detector
  • sensing element
  • trace detector
  • photocell
  • photoelectric cell
  • metal detector

Etymology

  • -or (English)
  • detect (English)
  • detectus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Lie Detector

  • transtector
  • reflector
  • protector
  • projector
  • inspector
  • objector
  • injector
  • director
  • defector
  • connector
  • connecter
  • spektr
  • spectre
  • spector
  • specter
  • schlechter
  • prechter
  • erector
  • derecktor
  • collector
  • wechter
  • waechter
  • vector
  • sector
  • schecter
  • schechter
  • rector
  • nectar
  • lector
  • lecter

Example sentences of the word lie-detector


1. Noun Phrase
Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, most private employers can't perform lie detector tests on potential employees.

2. Noun Phrase
Also, once you start becoming a lie detector, it will never end.

3. Noun Phrase
The lie detector measures several physiological functions, depending on the type of detector used.

4. Noun Phrase
The lie detector records all of these physiological responses during the interrogation.

2. detector

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɝ'] rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave.

Synonyms

  • receiving set
  • radio
  • wireless
  • demodulator
  • radio receiver
  • tuner
  • radio set

Etymology

  • -or (English)
  • detect (English)
  • detectus (Latin)

3. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.

Synonyms

  • orient
  • point
  • be
  • look out over
  • localise
  • focalise
  • look across
  • overtop
  • mediate
  • head
  • run along
  • ride
  • rest
  • command
  • slant
  • top
  • look out on
  • back
  • nestle
  • dominate
  • predate
  • underlie
  • intervene
  • precede
  • crest
  • focalize
  • face
  • localize
  • line
  • front
  • overlook
  • flank
  • look
  • cap

Antonyms

  • back
  • terminal
  • follower
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position.

Synonyms

  • recumb
  • repose
  • recline
  • sprawl
  • sun
  • bask
  • sunbathe
  • overlie
  • lie down

Antonyms

  • sit
  • arise
  • be well
  • agree

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] originate (in).

Synonyms

  • exist
  • consist
  • lie in
  • dwell

Antonyms

  • skew
  • blur
  • immediate
  • mediacy

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be and remain in a particular state or condition.

Antonyms

  • foot

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lie

noun. ['ˈlaɪ'] a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.

Synonyms

  • jactitation
  • tarradiddle
  • tale
  • taradiddle
  • white lie
  • whopper
  • falsehood
  • prevarication
  • story
  • walloper
  • untruth
  • falsity

Antonyms

  • disorient
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive.

Synonyms

  • fib
  • perjure
  • romance
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • suffer
  • converge

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] have a place in relation to something else.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • rear
  • reverse

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] assume a reclining position.

Synonyms

  • stretch
  • charge
  • prostrate
  • change posture
  • stretch out
  • lie down

Antonyms

  • change
  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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