Definition of 'sensor'
Example sentences containing 'sensor'
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This uses electronic sensors and big data software to pick out the smallest of airborne objects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is detected by a sensor on the truck as the bin is lifted for emptying. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are motion sensors and light switches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Luxury touches include parking sensors and full leather and cloth inside. The Sun (2013)They had covered heat sensors with plastic bags and wandered off when smoke began billowing out. The Sun (2011)They also contain pressure sensors that provide feedback on movement and friction zones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The researchers used drones and sensors to monitor the aftermath. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The bumper sensors detect objects and stairs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The system relies on infrared lasers to detect electronic light sensors in these cameras. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Let us take the humble parking sensor as an example. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pods also use heat sensors to find explosives in the soil. The Sun (2011)The sensor contains much less silicon than a banana and passes naturally through the body. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It can use its sensors day and night to spy on insurgent activity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Once a gun has been fired the sensors will detect the location to within ten metres. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It uses sensors to parallel park and will alert the driver to obstacles and hazards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a pocket smoke detector but also contains a motion sensor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The police said to get a mini camera with a sensor light to deter him from coming back. The Sun (2015)Smoke alarm detectors and window sensors sounded minutes before the final dramatic descent, pointing to a possible fire on board. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have here a security system, and it has these perimeter sensors on windows and doors and motion detectors throughout the building. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'sensor'
British English: sensor NOUN
A sensor is an instrument which reacts to things such as heat or light, and which is used to provide information.
The vacuum cleaner contains sensors that detect the amount of dust and type of floor.
Definition of sensor from the Collins English Dictionary
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