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Noun: detector  di'tek-tu(r)
  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
    - sensor, sensing element
  2. Rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    - demodulator
  3. Electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity

Derived forms: detectors

Type of: device, electronic equipment, rectifier

Part of: radio, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, tuner, wireless

Encyclopedia: Detector