Definition of selector in English:



  • 1A person or thing that selects something, in particular.

    • ‘There is a catalogue published by the university that contains illustrations of each piece of art together with the selectors' appraisals.’
    • ‘Phase one consisted of role-play games where people tried to outdo each other and attract the attention of the selector.’
    • ‘On till August 10, the festival will screen the 20 that made it from the 329 entries received, after careful scrutiny from an eminent panel of selectors.’
    • ‘We are comparing permanent allocations against recurring costs, including base monograph allocations for each selector.’
    • ‘Tesl classroom instructional materials are the responsibility of the curriculum materials selector.’
    • ‘Some of the other candidates might have a role to play as selectors, but whomever is picked should get the support from every person in the county.’
    • ‘In this way selectors always read alternate open and blind forms, of different applicants, and each form was assessed both open and blind by two different selectors.’
    • ‘It is thought the selectors were looking for an experienced head to steady the ship on a short-term basis.’
    • ‘Give your comments to the librarian who is the selector for your academic department or to the Serials Collection Working Group.’
    • ‘The current view of most or all of thew relevant selectors here is that we will not have materials which require user identification, with a few exceptions: 1.’
    • ‘The selectors have also made a change in personnel in defence.’
    • ‘In reality soaps it is arguably the contestant selector rather than the camera operator who is the most important crew member.’
    • ‘One is the fund selector, which allows you to retrieve the top-performing funds in various classes.’
    • ‘So far the selectors have stood firm on the issue, refusing to be bent by a behind-the-scenes campaign.’
    • ‘With most of the panel available, the selectors have several options.’
    1. 1.1British A person appointed to select a representative team in a sport.
      • ‘I began to feel a little better and the selectors decided I should continue.’
      • ‘He did say I was free to interview one of his fellow selectors.’
      • ‘It promises to be a hectic schedule for the selectors with other discussions on the Ashes and Academy squads coming up.’
      • ‘Competitive club games would keep all our players sharp and would give county selectors an opportunity to spot new talent.’
      • ‘He found himself with no club and being clubless, national team selectors could not select him for the national squad.’
      • ‘Trainers, selectors and team captains will be selected at a meeting taking place early in the new year.’
      • ‘He was also a national cricket selector and executive committee member of the Board of Control.’
      • ‘He noted, however, that the South African selectors had said they would have their eye on in-form players.’
      • ‘What is the criteria drawn up by the selector to select the team?’
      • ‘When Britain's Olympic selectors look for potential champions for the 2012 Games, they should visit Manchester.’
      • ‘He became heavily involved in cricket administration, serving as a selector for the national team for nearly 30 years.’
      • ‘The national selectors have made three changes to the team that competed in the Champion Challenge.’
      • ‘In similar fashion, the board is charged with appointing selectors, coaches and captains amongst other duties.’
      • ‘Mr. Gill dismissed criticism that it was he who selected the team and the selectors hardly played any role.’
      • ‘The Australian selectors know how good he is.’
      • ‘If players can be bribed to throw matches can't the selectors be bribed to select players with no talent?’
      • ‘Needless to say the Irish selectors have decided not to take him to New Zealand when they tour this summer.’
      • ‘He complimented all the managers and selectors of the various teams for their tremendous effort and looked forward to more success in the year to come.’
      • ‘If I were one of the selectors of the team, I'd play a good mix of players with the under-20s taking most of the positions.’
      • ‘Trainers and selectors were appointed for the U14 and U16 teams and training will be starting in the near future.’
      voter, member of the electorate, enfranchised person, constituent, member of a constituency, selector
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    2. 1.2British informal A disc jockey (especially in the context of reggae and UK garage music)
      ‘hot new selector Billy Slaughter is taking the sound of dancehall from strength to strength’
      • ‘Opening for them will be none other then the diva of trip hop, Magpie, and the essential selecta, taro.’
    3. 1.3A device for selecting a particular gear or other setting of a machine or device.
      • ‘With the automatic transmission the brake is applied automatically whenever the ignition key is removed, and released whenever the gear selector is moved from the ‘park’ position.’
      • ‘The barrel selector consists of a small rocking switch located at the rear of the triggerguard.’
      • ‘The power switch, source selector, and menu navigation pad make the base the effective control center for the monitor.’
      • ‘The single selective mechanical trigger has a selector that is a movable segment of the safety.’
      • ‘The instruments have been redesigned to make them easier to see in twilight and dusk and the power window switches are relocated just behind the gear selector for ease of use.’
      • ‘The steering wheel, automatic transmission selector and handbrake are leather-wrapped and door pulls are finished in satin chrome.’
      • ‘From the polished aluminium around the gear selector to the sound of the indicators, there's not a cheap component in there.’
      • ‘As well as the gear selector, there are three other stalks behind the steering wheel, for indicators, dipping the lights, operating the wipers/washers and the pre-selector cruise control.’
      • ‘I turn on the ignition, then flip back a cover on the aluminium gear selector to reveal the start button.’
      • ‘However, just six laps later Jordan's run came to an end after a gear selector broke, leaving the car stuck in second gear.’
      • ‘This is a proper off-road vehicle - it climbed steep gradients with ease, using the tiptronic manual gear selector, and descended safely without the need to touch the pedals.’
      • ‘Two attempts to restart the engine were made and the fuel tank selector was switched to the emergency position.’