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1 detector

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.

synonyms: sensing element, sensor.

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
Polish: wykrywacz

2 detector

Rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave.

synonym: demodulator.

Polish: demodulator, detektor

3 detector

Electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity.

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