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.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Dutch: voeler, sensor, verklikker, detector
Rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave.
Polish: demodulator, detektor
Electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity.
Moby thesaurus: calorimeter, chemical detector, clinical thermometer, cryometer, electric thermometer, electronic counter, electronic detector, error corrector, error detector, galvanothermometer, gas thermometer, liquid-level sensor, meat thermometer, metal detector, photoelectric sorter, pyrometer, pyrometric cone, resistance pyrometer, sensor, telethermometer ... show more.
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