sensor etymology

English word sensor comes from English sense, English -or

Detailed word origin of sensor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sense English (eng) To comprehend.. To instinctively be aware.. To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel. (biochemistry) referring to the strand of a nucleic acid that directly specifies the product.. Perception through the intellect; apprehension; awareness.. Any of the manners by which living beings perceive the physical world: for humans sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.. [...]
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
sensor English (eng) A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner.

Words with the same origin as sensor

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor elevator instructor investor perk perky projector radiator realtor sculptor ventilator