lie detector

lie detector
noun Date: 1909 a polygraph for detecting physiological evidence (as change in heart rate) of the tension that accompanies lying

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  • lie detector — lie detectors N COUNT: oft N n A lie detector is an electronic machine used mainly by the police to find out whether a suspect is telling the truth. ...the results of a lie detector test which he said proved his client s innocence. Syn: polygraph …   English dictionary

  • lie detector — detector / lai di tektə/, it. / lai de tɛktɔr/ locuz. ingl. (propr. rivelatore di bugie ), usata in ital. come s.m. [strumento che registra le modificazioni del respiro, del polso e della pressione arteriosa allo scopo di obiettivare le reazioni… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • lie detector — lie de·tec·tor n: an instrument for detecting physiological evidence of the tension that accompanies lying compare polygraph Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • lie detector — lie de·tec·tor loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} macchina della verità {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1950. ETIMO: ingl. lie detector propr. rivelatore di bugie …   Dizionario italiano

  • lie detector — lie de.tector n a piece of equipment used especially by the police to check whether someone is lying, by measuring sudden changes in their heart rate ▪ He was asked to take a lie detector test …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie detector — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument for determining whether a person is telling the truth by testing for physiological changes considered to be associated with lying …   English terms dictionary

  • lie detector — ☆ lie detector n. a polygraph used on persons suspected of lying: it records certain bodily changes assumed to occur when the subject lies in answering questions …   English World dictionary

  • lie detector — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lie detector : singular lie detector plural lie detectors a piece of equipment used for checking whether someone is telling the truth …   English dictionary

  • lie detector — a polygraph used to determine changes in certain body activities, as blood pressure, pulse, breathing, and perspiration, the results of which may be interpreted to indicate the truth or falsity of a person s answers under questioning. [1905 10,… …   Universalium

  • lie detector — SYN: polygraph (2). * * * lie detector lī di .tek tər n a polygraph for detecting physiological evidence (as change in heart rate) of the tension that accompanies lying * * * polygraph …   Medical dictionary

  • lie detector — noun Lie detector is used before these nouns: ↑test …   Collocations dictionary

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