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sen·sor

(sen'sŏr),
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and to transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control. See: sense.
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sensor

(sĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
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SENSOR

(sen'sŏr)
Acronym for Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks.

sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control.
See also: sense
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
In digital radiography, detector placed intraorally to capture an image.
See: sense
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Worldwide surge in application across end-use industries, including medical, processing, and motor vehicles industries could benefit the chemical sensors market in the next few years.
In the previous work [27], our group had designed an unmodified graphene foam chemical sensor system based support vector machine (SVM) for making discrimination of different chemical molecules.
Similarly to other adsorption-based chemical sensors, the changes in the temperature cause variations in the SPR sensor response.
The chemical inertness of alkanes impedes the design of reaction-based chemical sensors. Zang noted that in order to initiate a reaction, some sensors have to operate at an elevated temperature of greater than 400 C, "at the expense of selectivity portability and power consumption."
Chemical sensor demand in the US will increase nearly five percent per year to $1.9 billion in 2017.
of Science and Technology, Trondheim) presents a comprehensive overview of chemical sensors for use in courses on chemical sensors and to introduce the field to scientists and engineers new to it.
"Chemical sensors fitted to the fish permit real-time, in-situ analysis, rather than the current method of sample collection and dispatch to a shore-based laboratory," said Luke Speller, a scientist at British consultancy BMT Group who led the project.
The fluid passes through an array of anchored chemical sensors, each made to bind to a particular analyte.
GE has reportedly grabbed the opportunity to nurture the $6.3 million project funded by DARPA on a quest to develop Bio-inspired chemical sensors. Apparently, the researchers at GE have discovered that the nanostructures forming the wing scales of butterflies possess an unique chemical sensing property.
From laser printers and bar code readers, chemical sensors and special microscopes to multiples uses in medicine and industry (fiber-optic communication, welding, eye surgery), the laser's applications have paid basic science's debt to society several times over.
The pants have chemical sensors in the elastic waistband.
Units are designed to replace delicate chemical sensors and fragile glass with a reliable, tamperproof permanent record when subjected to establish low and high critical temperatures.

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