from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
  • n. See sense organ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sensory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sensory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


Originated 1925–30 from sense + -or. (Wiktionary)



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