American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
- n. See sense organ.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sensory.
- n. 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
- Originated 1925–30 from sense + -or. (Wiktionary)
“Because of its particular electrical, metallic, and chemical composition, the sensor is able to “react” in a tell-tale manner when it comes into contact with the target.”
“I'm not sure whose sarcasm sensor is malfunctioning -- mine or yours.”
“The judicial mind (a.k.a. bull-sh*t sensor is on high alert after reading this).”
“The CCD image sensor is at the heart of a solid state video camera.”
“In this simple but ingenious way, almost the entire area of the sensor is used to collect light, creating the high performance of the CCD.”
“The sensor is based on carbon nanotubes wrapped in a polymer that is sensitive to glucose concentrations.”
“The sensor is attached to your shoes and transmits data to your iPod.”
“Cleaning your image sensor is scary if you have never done this, and there was a learning curve using the right ratio of fluid on the swabs.”
“The acceleration sensor is for motion games, and features on some of the 905i series of phones from NTT DoCoMo, but I cannot really see the practical use at all.”
“Q3: Do you think an acceleration sensor is needed on a cellphone?”
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