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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
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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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[USPRwire, Tue Aug 27 2019] Earthquake sensors are majorly used for the purpose of sensing the seismic waves generated by earthquake.
[ClickPress, Tue Aug 27 2019] Earthquake sensors are majorly used for the purpose of sensing the seismic waves generated by earthquake.
Going by the details, the Galaxy A91 could feature a 108MP sensor, along with a 16MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom and a ToF sensor.
The Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) is a computer-controlled sensor that calculates the volume and density of the air taken in by the engine.
Samsung also talked about another sensor called ISOCELL Bright, which is designed specifically  for improving taking photos in low-light conditions.
Commenting on proliferation of other sensor categories, senior analyst, Jene Park, says: "Iris scanner, 3D sensing, gyroscope, NFC will be popular sensors this year, powering features from facial biometrics to AR/VR, immersive gaming, digital payments and others.
"The key to success in the commercialization of printed/flexible sensors are not the sensors themselves but rather will be in their expected low cost and their ability to solve application problems which leverage their inherent benefits and the ability for a solution to include more than just a sensor in the total deliverable solution," says Grace in a recent research report.
IDTechEx Research has announced the availability of a new report, Printed and Flexible Sensors 2017-2027: Technologies, Players, Forecasts.
There are many do's and don'ts that both novice and expert sensor users should know, some of which we will explore in more detail.
Furthermore, the sensor is distinguished by extraordinary reliability, which is based on large excess gain.
In simple words, non-contact sensors detect changes in light or an electromagnetic field within a radius.