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  Definition of detector
  1. any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
  2. electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
  3. rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
Similar Words: sensor, sensing element, demodulator

 

Hyponyms: metal detector, mine detector, photoelectric cell, photoconductive cell, photocell, electric eye, magic eye, trace detector, crystal detector, scanner, electronic scanner

 

Part Meronyms: radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wireless

 

Derivational Morphology: feel, sense, detect, observe, find, discover, notice, demodulate

 

 
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