Definition of detector in English:

detector

Line breaks: de|tect¦or
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɛktə
 
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noun

[often with modifier]
  • A device or instrument designed to detect the presence of a particular object or substance: 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.

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