Sensor Definition

sĕnsər, -sôr
sensors
noun
sensors
Any of various devices designed to detect, measure, or record physical phenomena, as radiation, heat, or blood pressure, and to respond, as by transmitting information, initiating changes, or operating controls.
Webster's New World
A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
sensing elementdetector

Other Word Forms of Sensor

Noun

Singular:
sensor
Plural:
sensors

Origin of Sensor

  • Originated 1925–30 from sense + -or.

    From Wiktionary

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