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A rectifying detector used especially in early radio receivers and consisting of a semiconducting crystal in point contact with a fine metal wire.
(Electronics) electronics a demodulator, used esp in microwave circuits and in early radio receivers, consisting of a thin metal wire in point contact with a semiconductor crystal
A detector of radio waves that consisted of a base and terminals, a piece of galena or silicon, and a Cat whisker.
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|Noun||1.||crystal detector - a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier|
crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
detector - electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity