Origin of sensorfrom Classical Latin sensus, past participle of sentire, sense + -or
The sensor on the car's dashboard indicated that the fuel tank was low on gasoline.
An example of a sensor is how a GPS picks up a signal and relays that information in the form of directions.
- A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
- See sense organ.
sensor - Computer Definition
A device that measures or detects a real-world condition, such as motion, heat or light and converts the condition into an analog or digital representation. An optical sensor detects the intensity or brightness of light, or the intensity of red, green and blue for color systems. See smart sensor, sensor network and mote.
- Aided by a dual-layer, auto-exposure sensor, the T2i exposure system (iFCL for intelligent focus, color and luminance) takes factors like subject luminosity, focus distance and perceived color information into account during shooting.
- Stay Put Window Candles - These candles from Plow and Hearth offer some nice features, including a stay-put base that attaches to your window frame, as well as a sensor that turns the light on at dusk, and off at dawn.
- Dance Central 3: Coming from the same company that launched the hugely popular Rock Band series of rhythm games, Dance Central leverages the motion capture capabilities of the Kinect sensor to get gamers on their feet.
- The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), investigators from the Multi-Energy Sensor Array (MESA), and other investigators monitored the library for ghosts due to its reputation for producing many ghost sightings.
- By and large, self-cleaning litter boxes use a combination of clumping cat litter, an electronic sensor and an automated raking system to detect soiled clumps of litter and push them into a waiting receptacle.