Sensors are used to measure a property, such as pressure, position, temperature, gas, substance or acceleration. This information is fed back to an observer or instruments, other electronics or, more specifically, a computer processor.
In the broadest definition, a sensor is a device that detect events or changes in a given environment and sends readings to other electronics.
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