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Sensor vs. Electrode — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sensor and Electrode

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Sensor

In the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, machine, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a computer processor. A sensor is always used with other electronics.
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Electrode

An electrode is an electrical conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e.g. a semiconductor, an electrolyte, a vacuum or air).
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Sensor

A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.
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Electrode

A solid electric conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves an electrolytic cell or other medium.
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Sensor

See sense organ.
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Electrode

A collector or emitter of electric charge or of electric-charge carriers, as in a semiconducting device.
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Sensor

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

The terminal through which electric current passes between metallic and nonmetallic parts of an electric circuit.
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Sensor

Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.
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Electrode

A collector or emitter of electric charge in a semiconducting device.
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Sensor

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
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Electrode

A conducting object by which electricity is conveyed into or from a solution or other non-metallic conducting medium; esp., the ends of the wires or conductors, leading from source of electricity, and terminating in the medium traversed by the current.
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Electrode

A conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
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