Meaning of DETECTOR in English

DETECTOR

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

lie detector test

He was asked to take a lie detector test .

lie detector

He was asked to take a lie detector test .

metal detector

smoke detector

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

sensitive

Invisible to the eye, these rays can be picked up by sensitive custom-built detectors .

■ NOUN

letter

This is why the letter detectors are referred to as abstract: they do not provide information about specific visual form.

This letter detector remains active for some brief period of time, until the pattern mask is presented.

These experiments provide strong evidence for the existence of a system of abstract letter detectors .

Presumably, the letter detector level is used equally when non-words or words are presented.

The letter detectors in turn excite detectors for consistent words.

At the next stage - abstract letter detection - all twenty-six letters of the alphabet are represented by individual letter detectors .

Every feature detector in the feature-detection stage is linked to every letter detector in the letter-detector stage.

lie

Too little; far, far, far too much, straight to a lie detector .

Wagenbach rejected a bid by Elliott to introduce as evidence an offer made to Mrs Moon to take a lie detector test.

Why, he asked, did the only lie detector test given indicate deception?

Kids have a built-in lie detector .

Prosecutors have warned that broader use of lie detectors will only give criminals another way to beat the system.

For his own information, Boesen asked Hicks to take a lie detector test.

metal

Once the search area has been widened however, enthusiasm flooded back with a loud response from one of the metal detectors .

Perhaps most important, they are not easily spotted by metal detectors or traditional X-ray machines.

But I fancy I can still hear the sounds of the metal detector and a globe spinning!

Could he please try out his metal detector in her yard?

There are security checks, body searches, a metal detector .

Security was tight; every guest was searched and walked through a metal detector upon arrival.

The police had to hand back their metal detectors etc, in the court.

Each morning, security guards search students with hand-held metal detectors .

radar

It is a radar detector which sets off an alarm if a ship, with radar working, is in the vicinity.

Traffic officers claim the new gun can't be picked up by speeding motorists who use radar detectors to avoid being caught.

smoke

By the time it sets off the smoke detector , the corridor is blocked.

Keep a torch handy or buy smoke detectors with lights.

Three hundred firemen and 400 policemen raced to the Hofburg after a smoke detector set off the alarm soon after midnight.

The earlier response of smoke detectors in detecting fumes and smoke in the smouldering stages of fire will be of some benefit.

Luckily we have a smoke detector on the ceiling in each room.

Those who have recommended a change in the law to require the installation of smoke detectors have now got their wish.

Ironically the couple had been discussing putting smoke detectors in all the rooms just the day before the fire happened.

The computer system operates alarms, doors and smoke detectors and the fault was discovered on Saturday morning.

test

And when irregularities arise, lie-detector tests are ordered.

Wagenbach rejected a bid by Elliott to introduce as evidence an offer made to Mrs Moon to take a lie detector test .

Why, he asked, did the only lie detector test given indicate deception?

For his own information, Boesen asked Hicks to take a lie detector test .

user

If he is that different from the present denizens, perhaps his influence may extend to more tolerance toward detector users ?

At the start of the event, one whole side was full of detector users ready for the off!

There are now 30,000 metal detector users in Britain alone.

There were several shouts from other detector users , who must have found something similar.

If you meet another detector user , introduce yourself.

Although several hundred detector users were present, they were quickly lost in the massive fields.

Although other factors are involved, the depreciation in value is principally due to the number of these coins found by detector users .

word

In contrast, when the target is a word , both letter and word detectors will be activated.

All the twenty-six letters of the alphabet have links to all the words at the word detector level.

As soon as any information from a spoken stimulus reaches the word detectors , however, a process of candidate elimination begins.

■ VERB

use

Others use optical detectors , which seem to respond more quickly to smoke from smouldering fires such as those involving upholstered furniture.

Four guys were caught using detectors on a farmer's field at night.

A thermal imager uses detectors of cadmium mercury telluride, which detect infrared radiation when they are cooled to very low temperatures.

Traffic officers claim the new gun can't be picked up by speeding motorists who use radar detectors to avoid being caught.

And the beam can't be spotted by drivers who use radar trap detectors .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any reader wanting the right detector to suit his pocket and plenty of sound advice is welcome to give me a ring.

Could he please try out his metal detector in her yard?

It has heat and air and detectors for propane, smoke and carbon monoxide.

Now I am in heaven - no, not dead just surrounded by metal detectors!

The detector has active anti-condensation protection to assure trouble free operation in cold-rooms.

The amount of labeled thyroxine displaced can be counted in a detector and the concentration of thyroxine calculated.

The electronics inside the pistol consist of a light detector or photo-diode and a small amplifier and buffer.

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