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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detector  \De*tect"or\,  n.  Specifically: 
  a  An  indicator  showing  the  depth  of  the  water  in  a  boiler. 
  b  (Elec.)  A  galvanometer,  usually  portable,  for  indicating 
  the  direction  of  a  current. 
  c  (Elec.)  Any  of  various  devices  for  detecting  the  presence 
  of  electric  waves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detector  \De*tect"or\,  n.  [L.,  a  revealer.] 
  One  who  or  that  which  detects;  a  detecter.  --Shak. 
 
  A  deathbed's  detector  of  the  heart.  --Young. 
 
  {Bank-note  detector},  a  publication  containing  a  description 
  of  genuine  and  counterfeit  bank  notes,  designed  to  enable 
  persons  to  discriminate  between  them 
 
  {Detector  lock}.  See  under  {Lock}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detector 
  n  1:  anything  that  receives  a  stimulus  (as  heat  pressure  light 
  motion  etc.)  and  responds  to  it  [syn:  {sensor}] 
  2:  extracts  modulation  from  a  radio  carrier  wave  [syn:  {demodulator}] 
  3:  detects  the  presence  of  radio  signals  or  radioactivity 




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