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detector

Syllabification: de·tec·tor
Pronunciation: /dəˈtektər
 
/

Definition of detector in English:

noun

[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
More example sentences
  • 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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