Definition of Lie detector

1. Noun. A polygraph that records bodily changes sometimes associated with lying.




Definition of Lie detector

1. Noun. (informal) A polygraph, a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked to a subject, in an attempt to detect lies. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lie detector

1. 1. An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a manifold writer; a copying machine. 2. In bibliography, a collection of different works, either by one or several authors. Origin: Gr. Writing much; much, many + to write: cf. F. Polygraphe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lie Detector

lidol
lidos
lids
lie-abed
lie-down
lie-in
lie about
lie around
lie awake
lie back
lie before
lie detection
lie detector (current term)
lie detectors
lie doggo
lie dormant
lie down
lie in
lie in wait
lie low
lie of the land
lie off
lie through one's teeth
lie to
lie upon
liebauite

Literary usage of Lie detector

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biotechnology: Building on Farmers' Knowledge by Joske F. G. Bunders, Bertus Haverkort, Wim Hiemstra (1996)
"... scientists will be able to delve beneath appearances to reach the genome. As one scientist put it: "the map will be our lie detector". ..."

2. Gotcha by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"... installations at home and abroad and conducts polygraph (lie detector) tests for all CIA employees and contract personnel and most foreign agents. ..."

3. The Mars Records Book 2: Clearing Sessions with A Biofeedback Meter Where a by Stephanie Relfe (2002)
"To some people the Clearing Biofeedback Meter looks like a lie- detector. ... It is many, many times more efficient and reliable than a lie-detector. ..."

4. The Mars Force Book 2: How Pat's Membership in a Military Cadet Program Led by Stephanie Relfe (2004)
"To some people the Clearing Biofeedback Meter looks like a lie-detector. ... It is many, many times more efficient and reliable than a lie-detector. ..."

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