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detector

 [de-tek´ter]
a device by which an object or condition can be discovered.
image detector any recording medium used in radiology, such as film or a cathode ray tube.
lie detector polygraph.

de·tec·tor

(dē-tek'tŏr, -tōr),
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.

detector

/de·tec·tor/ (de-tek´ter) an instrument or apparatus for revealing the presence of something.
lie detector  polygraph.

detector

[detek′ter]
a device by which an object or condition can be discovered.

de·tec·tor

(dĕ-tek'tŏr)
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.

detector,

n a device used in analytical instruments that reacts to variations, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, or electrical conductivity charges, and measures the degree of response. This signal from the device is then amplified and plotted by a recorder.