detector detector  /dɪ ˈtɛk tər/


  1. (n) any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
  2. (n) rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
  3. (n) electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity



  1. With some careful observation--and a little help from new software--anyone can learn to be a lie detector.
  2. Perhaps, the researchers suggest, new lie detector tests could combine computerized handwriting analysis with polygraphs to achieve more accurate results.
  3. Most universities can't beef up security with a metal detector or two.


  1. ESCORT's PASSPORT® Max™ High Definition Radar Detector Shatters Firm's Sales Record

    LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  ESCORT Inc. ( , designer and manufacturer of the all-new High Definition PASSPORT ® Max™ radar & laser detector , reported that the firm has sold ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Optimized Photon-Counting Detector With No Dark Counts Enables Quantum-Mechanics Experiment

    To conduct an important quantum-mechanics experiment, an international team of researchers had to create an extremely efficient photon-counting detector; the type they chose was a transition-edge sensor (TES), which has no dark counts whatsoever -- a characteristic required for their precision experiment.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PhotonicsOnline

  3. Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector Meets All TSA Portable Explosive Trace Detection Requirements

    Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector has passed stringent quality tests carried out by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for portable Explosive
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Greg's had the crap detector on all week. There's been an enormous amount of stuff about him. I've talked to Greg about it. He basically doesn't read it. He doesn't need to. He just relies on what he did before game two and that was prepare...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Mal Meninga Source: Moree Champion

  2. "I'm disappointed that this is coming out again, four years after I've been to the grand jury and gave my truthful testimony," Mosley said Friday in a statement issued by publicist Debbie Caplan. "I even took a lie detector test back then to...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Shane Mosley Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Heigl adds, "He lost his wedding ring 24 hours after the wedding in the snow, in Utah. But my brother found someone with a metal detector and they found it."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Katherine Heigl Source: CBS 47

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