- polygraph (n.)
- 1794, "mechanical device for making multiple copies of something written or drawn," from Greek polygraphos "writing much," from polys "much" (see poly-) + graphos "writing," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
Meaning "instrument for recording several pulsations of the body at the same time" is 1871; first used as a lie detector 1921. Related: Polygraphy (1590s); polygraphic (1771).
- 1. Hill's lawyers announced she had taken and passed a polygraph test.
- 2. All protests will be substantiated through the use of a polygraph.
- 3. To test ( a criminal suspect, for example ) with a polygraph.
- 用测谎器测试 ( 如, 一名嫌疑犯 )
- 4. The utilization of polygraph technology in criminal investigation complies with the requirement of investigating science.
- 5. The plumbers pushed the departments to investigate with interviews and polygraph tests ( Richard M. Nixon )
- 堵漏人员催促各部门通过采访和测谎器测验来进行督察 ( 理查德M.尼克松 )
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