detector

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de·tec·tor

noun \di-ˈtek-tər\

: a device that can tell if a substance or object is present : a device that detects the presence of something

Full Definition of DETECTOR

:  one that detects: as
a :  a device for detecting the presence of electromagnetic waves or of radioactivity
b :  a rectifier of high-frequency current used especially for extracting the intelligence from a radio signal

Examples of DETECTOR

  1. using metal detectors to improve safety at airports
  2. <a motion detector to thwart burglaries>

First Known Use of DETECTOR

1541

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de·tec·tor

noun \di-ˈtek-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DETECTOR

: one that detects; especially : a device for detecting the presence of electromagnetic waves or of radioactivity

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