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Sensor   /sˈɛnsər/   Listen
Sensor

noun
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.  Synonyms: detector, sensing element.






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"Sensor" Quotes from Famous Books



... to you, only a flying saucer, I suppose. So here's something else for you to think about, Brother Sovig, with whatever power your alleged brain is able to generate. When you shot down that sensor, the starship did not retaliate, but went on without taking any notice of you. When you tried to shoot us down, we took some slight action, but did not kill anyone and are now discussing the situation. Listen carefully now, and ...
— The Galaxy Primes • Edward Elmer Smith

... The sensor cuts out most of this anyway. They say he tears off half of every letter ...
— "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" • Edward Streeter



Words linked to "Sensor" :   device, photocell, photoconductive cell, metal detector, sense, magic eye, trace detector, detector, mine detector, electric eye, photoelectric cell



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