proximity detector


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proximity detector

[präk′sim·əd·ē di‚tek·tər]
(engineering)
A sensing device that produces an electrical signal when approached by an object or when approaching an object.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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