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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 ?
A mistrust of established reputations was strictly in character with the Assistant Commissioner's ability as detector. His memory evoked a certain old fat and wealthy native chief in the distant colony whom it was a tradition for the successive Colonial Governors to trust and make much of as a firm friend and supporter of the order and legality established by white men; whereas, when examined sceptically, he was found out to be principally his own good friend, and nobody else's.
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.
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Because the KED detector incorporates not only the fractional lower moments but also the higher order moments of the received signal, it performs well in Gaussian or non-Gaussian noise.
Fabrication of an Sb[I.sub.3] Detector. The grown crystal was cleaved into thin plates (thickness of 0.1-0.3 mm), and gold electrodes (3 mm in diameter) were deposited onto both sides of the Sb[I.sub.3] crystals by the vacuum evaporation method.
Stick a piece of tape on the back of the smoke detector and write down the installation date.
The global gas leak detector market report is categorically split under four sections namely: market analysis by region, applications, product type and technology.
* The Stryker PM will initially input the M88 detector into the Department of Defense Radiation Testing and Tracking System (DODRATTS) Unique Item Tracking (UIT) database when it is handed off to units.
The NIJ standard is a difficult standard to meet, but those manufacturers willing to commit resources and engineering effort toward meeting this standard will produce a detector worthy of selection by any agency.
THE lives of a Huddersfield couple have been saved by a gas detector.
A detector, placed in a cave beneath the pyramid, will record the number of muons that pass through the pyramid.