Detector

De*tect"or

(?), n. [L., a revealer.] One who, or that which, detects; a detecter. Shak.
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A deathbed's detector of the heart.
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2. Specifically: (a) An indicator showing the depth of the water in a boiler. (b) (Elec.) A galvanometer, usually portable, for indicating the direction of a current. (c) (Elec.) Any of various devices for detecting the presence of electric waves.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Bank-note detector, a publication containing a description of genuine and counterfeit bank notes, designed to enable persons to discriminate between them. -- Detector lock. See under Lock.
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