Examples of sensor in a Sentence
Image sensors are used in digital cameras.
Infrared sensors can track an object's movement.
Recent Examples of sensor from the Web
And here’s a quick rundown of some of the top options: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Apple’s newest (PRODUCT)RED additions, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer high-end power, up to 256GB of storage, and Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
In 1997, mechanical engineer Frank Tatom asked Samaras to deploy a seismic sensor—dubbed the snail—near a tornado.
The company began adding some of its own chips to Macs late last year, but those are not Intel-replacements and instead help with some tasks like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the latest MacBook Pros.
Imagine having a wearable sensor that would allow the squad leader to know when one of his or her soldiers was in danger of dehydration.
Butterfly doors are unlocked and actuated by a fingerprint sensor and a biometric facial-recognition system hidden on the B-pillar.
The new iPad will have an eight megapixel camera, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
Applying that concept to industrial machinery is the basis for the industrial internet of things — any piece of equipment with a sensor for computer interface.
Critics gave last year’s Galaxy S8 phone rave reviews, with one caveat: The fingerprint sensor was a few millimeters to the right of the camera lens.
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Sensors are used today almost everywhere. Radar guns bounce microwaves off moving cars. A burglar alarm may use a photosensor to detect when a beam of light has been broken, or may use ultrasonic sound waves that bounce off moving objects. Still other sensors may detect pressure (barometers) or chemicals (Breathalyzers and smoke detectors). Stud finders, used by carpenters to locate wooden studs under a wall, may employ magnets or radar. Wired gloves, which relay information about the position of the fingers, are used in virtual-reality environments. A cheap car alarm may be nothing but a shock sensor, in which a strong vibration will cause two metal surfaces to come together.
SENSOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sensor for English Language Learners
: a device that detects or senses heat, light, sound, motion, etc., and then reacts to it in a particular way
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