detector definition

  • noun:
    • One that detects, specifically a mechanical, electric, or chemical device that instantly identifies and records or registers a stimulus, such an environmental improvement in pressure or heat, an electrical signal, or radiation from a radioactive material.
    • a computer device capable of registering a particular compound or real trend.
    • One who, or that which, detects; a detecter.
    • an indication showing the depth regarding the liquid in a boiler.
    • A galvanometer, frequently portable, for indicating the direction of a current.
    • any one of various products for detecting the clear presence of electric waves.
    • a person who or that which detects or brings to light; one who finds out just what another tries to conceal; a revealer; a discoverer.
    • a guitar or a computer device for showing the presence or condition of a thing.
    • Sometimes written detecter.
    • digital gear that detects the presence of radio indicators or radioactivity
    • any device that obtains a sign or stimulus (as temperature or force or light or motion etc.) and reacts to it in a unique manner
    • rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio service revolution

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