Definition of detector in English:


Syllabification: de·tec·tor
Pronunciation: /diˈtektər


[often with modifier]
  • 1A device or instrument designed to detect the presence of a particular object or substance and to emit a signal in response: methane detectors
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    • The carbon monoxide detector is designed to sense the presence of carbon monoxide in the air.
    • But it took another six years for a TV detector van to take to the streets.
    • They use detection equipment, including detector vans and hand-held scanners.
  • 1.1 another term for demodulator (see demodulate).

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