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.

  2. Origin: 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.

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How to say Sensor in sign language?

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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. Eran Shir:

    Sensor fusion is critical to self-driving.

  2. Andrew Hsu:

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

  3. Ted Cruz Cruz:

    You just have to surgically disconnect your shame sensor because you spend every waking moment asking people for money.

  4. Erik Gordon:

    You have to get dissimilar components like frames, transmissions, seating, brake and sensor systems to fit and work together.

  5. Sam Hamilton:

    Machine learning dynamically reconfigures sensor deployment, so you are capturing much more detail which you could not otherwise do.

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