Definition of sensor in English:


Line breaks: sen¦sor
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnsə


  • A device which detects or measures a physical property and records, indicates, or otherwise responds to it: to ensure greater response and surer handling, the engineers used electronic sensors to monitor each wheel
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    • 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.

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