Meaning of DETECTOR in English

DETECTOR

transcription, транскрипция: [ di-ˈtek-tər ]

noun

Date: 1541

: 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.