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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

detector

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

detector

[dɪˈtɛktər] ndétecteur m metal detector
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

detector

n (Rad, Tech) → Detektor m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

detector

[dɪˈtɛktəʳ] nrivelatore m, detector m inv
radiation detector → indicatore m di radiazioni
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

de·tec·tor

n. detector, revelador, descubridor.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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