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.
a polygraph used esp by a police interrogator to detect false or devious answers to questions, a sudden change in one or more involuntary physiological responses being considered a manifestation of guilt, fear, etc See polygraph (sense 1), galvanic skin response
lie detector n.
A polygraph used to detect possible deception during an interrogation.
[lahy-doun] /ˈlaɪˌdaʊn/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a nap. n. period of rest reclining, 1840, from lie (v.2) + down (adv.).
[leef] /lif/ adverb 1. gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not. adjective, Archaic. 2. willing; desirous. 3. dear; beloved; treasured. /liːf/ adverb 1. (rare) gladly; willingly: I’d as lief go today as tomorrow adjective 2. (archaic) adj. Old English leof “dear, valued, beloved, pleasant;” also as a noun, “a beloved person, friend,” […]
[leej, leezh] /lidʒ, liʒ/ noun 1. a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service. 2. a feudal vassal or subject. adjective 3. owing primary allegiance and service to a feudal lord. 4. pertaining to the relation between a feudal vassal and lord. 5. loyal; faithful: the liege adherents of a cause. [lee-eyzh; French lyezh] /liˈeɪʒ; […]
[leej-muh n, leezh-] /ˈlidʒ mən, ˈliʒ-/ noun, plural liegemen. 1. a vassal; subject. 2. a faithful follower. /ˈliːdʒˌmæn/ noun (pl) -men 1. (formerly) the subject of a sovereign or feudal lord; vassal 2. a loyal follower