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


  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.]


  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.


  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

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