What does detector mean?

Definitions for detectordɪˈtɛk tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detector, sensor, sensing element(noun)

    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

  2. detector, demodulator(noun)

    rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave

  3. detector(noun)

    electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity

Wiktionary

  1. detector(Noun)

    A device capable of registering a specific substance or physical phenomenon.

    Smoke detectors are mandatory in public buildings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detector(noun)

    one who, or that which, detects; a detecter

  2. Origin: [L., a revealer.]

Freebase

  1. Detector

    A detector is a device that recovers information of interest contained in a modulated wave. The term dates from the early days of radio when all transmissions were in Morse code, and it was only necessary to detect the presence of a radio wave using a device such as a coherer without necessarily making it audible. A more up-to-date term is demodulator, but "detector" has a history of many decades of use, even if it is a misnomer.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Detector

    A portable galvanometer, often of simple construction, used for rough or approximate work.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detector in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Klaus Kristiansen:

    We went out to the field with a metal detector, i hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs, oh, he plea bargained. Got him off with time served in the county jail, he’d been in the county jail about two months.

  3. Lynnell Frenning-Wallace:

    This lady from Holland contacted me through Facebook Messenger and said her father was looking with a metal detector in the area of Market Garden in Holland and he found my dad’s helmet from World War 2, i said I would pay the postage on it and he said, ‘absolutely not, I will send it free of charge’.

  4. Tom DeLuca:

    Owners do not want the experience at their theater to be a negative one, and going through a metal detector and having their bags checked would become a big inconvenience, my gut tells me that people would say 'Why am I coming here? It must be dangerous. I don't want to bring my children to this theater, so we'll go somewhere else,'.

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