Definition of sensor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsensər/


A device that detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it.
Example sentences
  • The sensors measure the response of different parts of your brain to the noises.
  • They use infrared sensors to detect the stairs in your home and stay away from them.
  • The ship's sensors detect incoming threats, which the command system then analyses and evaluates.


1950s: from sensory, on the pattern of motor.

Words that rhyme with sensor

censer, censor, dispenser, fencer, Mensa, Spenser

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Syllabification: sen·sor

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