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a device that detects and responds to a signal or stimulus: A smoke alarm is an essential sensor in case of fire.
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1. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
2. See sense organ.
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
sen•sor(ˈsɛn sɔr, -sər)
1. a mechanical device sensitive to light, temperature, radiation level, or the like, that transmits a signal to a measuring or control instrument.
2. sense organ.
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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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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.
A device for sensing and measuring light, pressure, or temperature, and sending information back to a computer.
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|Noun||1.||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 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
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sensor[ˈsensəʳ] N → sensor 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] n → senseur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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
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