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sensor

a device that detects and responds to a signal or stimulus: A smoke alarm is an essential sensor in case of fire.
Not to be confused with:
censer – a container in which incense is burned: He lighted the censer on the altar.
censor – prohibit or restrict the use of something: They censor motorcycles in the cemetery.
censure – criticize harshly; reprove; condemn: He was censured for his use of profanity.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

sen·sor

 (sĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
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sensor

(ˈsɛnsə)
n
(Electronics) anything, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives a signal or stimulus and responds to it
[C19: from Latin sēnsus perceived, from sentīre to observe]
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sen•sor

(ˈsɛn sɔr, -sər)

n.
1. a mechanical device sensitive to light, temperature, radiation level, or the like, that transmits a signal to a measuring or control instrument.
[1925–30]
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sen·sor

(sĕn′sər)
A device that responds to a physical stimulus and converts the stimulus into a signal conveyed to another device. For example, a sensor in a printer detects that the paper tray is empty and sends a signal to the digital display that the tray is out of paper.
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sensor

An equipment which detects, and may indicate, and/or record objects and activities by means of energy or particles emitted, reflected, or modified by objects.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

sensor

A device for sensing and measuring light, pressure, or temperature, and sending information back to a computer.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensor - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive mannersensor - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
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sensor

[ˈsensəʳ] Nsensor m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sensor

[ˈsɛnsər] nsenseur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sensor

nSensor m; (non-electronic also) → Fühler m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sensor

[ˈsɛnsəʳ] n (Tech) → sensore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Among the other features I liked was a reversing sensor for my awful parking.
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On the Stile you won't get reversing sensors with camera, a comprehensive trip computer among other things.
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It works by using cameras and reversing sensors and is available on the latest Ford Focus.
Power comes from a 2.5 four-pot intercooled turbodiesel - good for 33.2mpg - and standard kit includes air con, privacy glass, ESP traction control, reversing sensors and a five-year warranty.
Other features include: Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), traction Control (ASR), automatic rain- sensing windscreen wipers and reversing sensors.
HYUNDAI has launched a range of accessories for its Getz supermini including reversing sensors, headlamp protectors, fog lights, front and rear mudflaps, a silver mesh grille, a sunroof, cycle carriers, a towbar, 14-inch alloy wheels and ski and snowboard carriers.
Additionally, in the unlikely event that an employee eludes the door's monitoring sensors and the door begins to close, automatic reversing sensors immediately cause the door to open if its edges contact anything while closing.
Grade 2 - the most sensible level due to its price and low taxes - adds a seven-inch touchscreen, sat nav, reversing camera, Kia's online Connected Services and reversing sensors.
It also has a seven-inch touchscreen which controls all primary functions, reversing sensors, an ultra-sharp colour reversing camera, automatic hand brake, blind spot monitoring and keyless entry and start.