HyperDic: detector

English > 3 senses of the word detector:
NOUNartifactdetector, sensor, sensing elementany device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
artifactdetector, demodulatorrectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
artifactdetectorelectronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
detector > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > detector: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner.
Synonymssensor, sensing element
Narrowermetal detectordetector that gives a signal when it detects the presence of metal
mine detectordetector consisting of an electromagnetic device
photoelectric cell, photoconductive cell, photocell, electric eye, magic eyeA transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
trace detectorA screening device for traces of explosives
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishdetector, sensor, sonda
Catalandetector, sensor
Verbsdetectdiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
English > detector: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningrectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave.
Synonymdemodulator
Part ofradio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wirelessAn electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
Broaderrectifierelectrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
Spanishdesmodulador, detector
Catalandesmodulador, detector
English > detector: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningelectronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity.
Part ofradio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wirelessAn electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
Narrowercrystal detectorA detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal
scanner, electronic scannerA radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
Broaderelectronic equipmentequipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Spanishdetector
Catalandetector
Verbsdetectdiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

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