Meaning of detector
Pronunciation: (di-tek'tur), [key]
- a person or thing that detects.
- a device for detecting smoke, fire, or some other hazardous condition.
- a device for detecting the presence of metal, contraband, or other items that might be hidden or concealed.
- a device for detecting electric oscillations or waves.
- a device, as a crystal detector or a vacuum tube, that rectifies the alternating current in a radio receiver.
- detector (Thesaurus)