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Definitions for detector
dɪˈtɛk tərde·tec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detector, sensor, sensing elementnoun

    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, demodulatornoun

    rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave

  3. detectornoun

    electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity

Wiktionary

  1. detectornoun

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

    Smoke detectors are mandatory in public buildings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detectornoun

    one who, or that which, detects; a detecter

    Etymology: [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.

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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

Examples of detector in a Sentence

  1. Chip Roy:

    The metal detector policy for the House flooris unnecessary, unconstitutional, and endangers members, i did not comply tonight.I will not comply in the future.

  2. Don Crawley:

    It was my first visit to this farmers land in Suffolk, after walking up an incline in the field, my Deus detector gave off a strong signal and within a short space of time I had recovered over 93 coins.

  3. Adrian Lewis:

    Some cars get stopped more often than others. When I get stopped, I start recording, i have Waze on my cell phone that tells me, with considerable accuracy, where police or highway patrol are located. I have an escort radar detector to alert me. I make sure I am mentally and physically alert.

  4. Curtis Sliwa:

    Knowing that many gang members go to schools, if for nothing more [than] to recruit and sell drugs, they're going to be able to resolve their disputes in the classrooms, in the lunchrooms, within the school buildings itself, because now they won't even fear… a pat-down or having to go put their backpack through a metal detector, this is not focusing on what the real problem is.

  5. 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’.

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