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de·tec·tor

 (dĭ-tĕk′tər)
n.
One that detects, especially a mechanical, electrical, or chemical device that automatically identifies and records or registers a stimulus, such as an environmental change in pressure or temperature, an electric signal, or radiation from a radioactive material.

detector

(dɪˈtɛktə)
n
1. a person or thing that detects
2. (Tools) any mechanical sensing device
3. (Electronics) electronics a device used in the detection of radio signals

de•tec•tor

(dɪˈtɛk tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that detects.
2. any of various devices for detecting and registering the presence of or a change in something.
3.
a. a device for detecting electric oscillations or waves.
b. a device, as a crystal detector or a vacuum tube, that rectifies the alternating current in a radio receiver.
[1535–45; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detector - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive mannerdetector - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
metal detector - detector that gives a signal when it detects the presence of metal; used to detect the presence of stray bits of metal in food products or to find buried metal
mine detector - detector consisting of an electromagnetic device; used to locate explosive mines
electric eye, magic eye, photocell, photoconductive cell, photoelectric cell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
trace detector - a screening device for traces of explosives; used at airline terminals
2.detector - rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wavedetector - rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, radio, wireless - an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
rectifier - electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
3.detector - electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
crystal detector - a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, radio, wireless - an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
electronic scanner, scanner - a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition; "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
Translations

detector

[dɪˈtektəʳ]
A. N (= gadget) → detector m
B. CPD detector van N (Brit) → camioneta f de detección (de televisores sin licencia)

detector

[dɪˈtɛktər] ndétecteur m metal detector

detector

n (Rad, Tech) → Detektor m

detector

[dɪˈtɛktəʳ] nrivelatore m, detector m inv
radiation detector → indicatore m di radiazioni

de·tec·tor

n. detector, revelador, descubridor.
References in classic literature ?
So that I hope I may with justice pronounce myself an author perfectly blameless; against whom the tribes of Answerers, Considerers, Observers, Reflectors, Detectors, Remarkers, will never be able to find matter for exercising their talents.
A mistrust of established reputations was strictly in character with the Assistant Commissioner's ability as detector.
Every year people die because their smoke detectors didn't go off during a fire.
Metrohm USA's robust and easy-to-use amperometric detector is a suitable alternative to conductivity and UV/Vis detectors.
The unit radiation safety officer should be kept informed of the M88 detectors in the unit.
Walk-through metal detectors (WTMDs) are used to enhance security in correctional facilities around the world.
A range of high performance detectors, software and systems is available for characterization of polymers, proteins and nanoparticles.
Frontline troops depend on extraordinarily sensitive optical detectors in systems that test the air for anthrax or other harmful agents.
Neutrons pass through the spectrometer, whereas decay electrons are guided by the magnetic field to either one of two scintillation detectors with photomultiplier readout.
Those temperatures are too low for spark detectors to sense since visible sparks and embers are not detectable at temperatures below 700[degrees]C.
In the 1980s, NSTAR Gas (formerly Commonwealth Gas), used manual pump gas detectors calibrated by stand-alone gas containers.
With radioactive sources hiding in some ferrous scrap supplies, this guide will help you select and use radiation detectors to protect your employees and operations.