Meaning of sensor

sen•sor

Pronunciation: (sen'sôr, -sur), [key]
— n.
  1. a mechanical device sensitive to light, temperature, radiation level, or the like, that transmits a signal to a measuring or control instrument.
  2. a sense organ.
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