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1. detector

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • device
  • photoconductive cell
  • electric eye
  • magic eye
  • mine detector
  • sensing element
  • trace detector
  • photocell
  • photoelectric cell
  • metal detector

Etymology

  • -or (English)
  • detect (English)
  • detectus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Detector

  • transtector
  • reflector
  • protector
  • projector
  • inspector
  • objector
  • injector
  • director
  • defector
  • connector
  • connecter
  • spektr
  • spectre
  • spector
  • specter
  • schlechter
  • prechter
  • erector
  • derecktor
  • collector
  • wechter
  • waechter
  • vector
  • sector
  • schecter
  • schechter
  • rector
  • nectar
  • lector
  • lecter

How do you pronounce detector?

Pronounce detector as dɪˈtɛktər.

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How do you spell detector? Is it detecter ?

A common misspelling of detector is detecter

Sentences with detector


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do not open the smoke detector or attempt to clean the inside.

Quotes about detector


1. To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
- Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

2. detector

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɝ'] rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave.

Synonyms

  • receiving set
  • radio
  • wireless
  • demodulator
  • radio receiver
  • tuner
  • radio set

Etymology

  • -or (English)
  • detect (English)
  • detectus (Latin)

3. detector

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɝ'] electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity.

Synonyms

  • scanner
  • crystal detector
  • electronic scanner
  • receiving set
  • radio
  • wireless
  • radio receiver
  • tuner
  • radio set

Etymology

  • -or (English)
  • detect (English)
  • detectus (Latin)
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