Pressure Sensor

Description of the term: Pressure Sensor

A?pressure sensor?measures the?pressure, typically of?gases?or?liquids. Pressure is an expression of the force required to stop a gas or fluid from expanding, and is usually stated in terms of force per unit area. A pressure sensor generates a signal related to the pressure imposed. Typically, such a signal is electrical, but it might also include additional means, such as optic signals, visual signals and/or auditory signals.

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