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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for detector in the sense of this definition

(detector is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of detector ) detector that gives a signal when it detects the presence of metal; used to detect the presence of stray bits of metal in food products or to find buried metal

(... is a kind of detector ) detector consisting of an electromagnetic device; used to locate explosive mines

(... is a kind of detector ) a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations

(... is a kind of detector ) a screening device for traces of explosives; used at airline terminals

Definition 2: electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity - [noun denoting artifact]

(detector is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(... is a kind of detector ) a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier

(... is a kind of detector ) a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition

"they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"

(... is part of detector) an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

Definition 3: rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for detector in the sense of this definition

(detector is a kind of ...) electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current

(... is part of detector) an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

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