Sensing Element

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sensing element

[′sens·iŋ ‚el·ə·mənt]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sensing Element


in measuring systems or automatic control systems, a component of a sensor that directly senses the physical quantity acting on the sensor. Devices that may be used as sensing elements include diaphragms, gyroscopes, thermal resistors, strain gages, induction coils, and piezoelectric quartz plates.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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