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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.

sen·sor

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

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]

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]

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.

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.

sensor

A device for sensing and measuring light, pressure, or temperature, and sending information back to a computer.
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
Translations
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sensor

[ˈsensəʳ] Nsensor m

sensor

[ˈsɛnsər] nsenseur m

sensor

nSensor m; (non-electronic also) → Fühler m

sensor

[ˈsɛnsəʳ] n (Tech) → sensore m
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