Meaning of DETECTOR in English

DETECTOR

n.

Pronunciation: di- ' tek-t ə r

Function: 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

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