• (British) IPA: /dɪˈtɛktə(ɹ)/

detector (plural detectors)

  1. A device capable of registering a specific substance or physical phenomenon, and that optionally sounds an alarm or triggers a warning.
    Smoke detectors are mandatory in public buildings.
    1. An indicator showing the depth of the water in a boiler.
    2. A galvanometer, usually portable, for indicating the direction of a current.

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