What does Sensor mean?

Definitions for Sensor
ˈsɛn sɔr, -sərSen·sor

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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

Wiktionary

  1. sensor(Noun)

    A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner.

    Etymology: Originated 1925–30 from sense + -or.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensor(adj)

    sensory; as, the sensor nerves

Freebase

  1. Sensor

    A sensor is a converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument. For example, a mercury-in-glass thermometer converts the measured temperature into expansion and contraction of a liquid which can be read on a calibrated glass tube. A thermocouple converts temperature to an output voltage which can be read by a voltmeter. For accuracy, most sensors are calibrated against known standards. Sensors are used in everyday objects such as touch-sensitive elevator buttons and lamps which dim or brighten by touching the base. There are also innumerable applications for sensors of which most people are never aware. Applications include cars, machines, aerospace, medicine, manufacturing and robotics. A sensor is a device which receives and responds to a signal when touched. A sensor's sensitivity indicates how much the sensor's output changes when the measured quantity changes. For instance, if the mercury in a thermometer moves 1 cm when the temperature changes by 1 °C, the sensitivity is 1 cm/°C. Sensors that measure very small changes must have very high sensitivities. Sensors also have an impact on what they measure; for instance, a room temperature thermometer inserted into a hot cup of liquid cools the liquid while the liquid heats the thermometer. Sensors need to be designed to have a small effect on what is measured; making the sensor smaller often improves this and may introduce other advantages. Technological progress allows more and more sensors to be manufactured on a microscopic scale as microsensors using MEMS technology. In most cases, a microsensor reaches a significantly higher speed and sensitivity compared with macroscopic approaches.

Editors Contribution

  1. sensor

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The new model car has sensors on the rear to ensure the vehicle can sense other things.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sensor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sensor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Sensor in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Hsu:

    The capacitive touch sensor is—to most people—this kind of magical thing.

  2. Jennifer Radin:

    Responding more quickly to influenza outbreaks can prevent further spread and infection, and we were curious to see if sensor data could improve real-time surveillance.

  3. Michael Mancuso:

    Imagine the kind of data we could capture if patient monitors were as small as a dime. As sensor technology evolves, the industry will move toward more unobtrusive monitoring options that will be able to capture patient vitals and other data from sensors embedded into clothing or other materials, we could give patients a robe or necklace as soon as they enter the hospital, and monitor their journey across the health continuum, allowing clinicians to make more informed diagnosis and effective treatment plans. This kind of technology can also be critical in identifying physiological changes from a distance, making it easier to monitor patient traffic, especially during an epidemic.

  4. Samson Ogbole:

    We're bringing in technology into agriculture so that the youth can actually see this as a viable option, we also want to ensure that food production is no longer seasonal, and we're also bringing in smart sensor technologies into agriculture so that you're able to get feedback from your plants.

  5. Doug Adams:

    They are like the sensors in your steering wheel but they are just a lot more sensitive than that. We use that sensor to track the motion, to do motion tracking of the blade but monitor also what we call the dynamic response, every time a blade moves we are monitoring it and that tells us something about that conversation that is happening from one turbine to the next.

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