Definition of selector in English:



  • 1A person or thing that selects something.

    • ‘Give your comments to the librarian who is the selector for your academic department or to the Serials Collection Working Group.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tesl classroom instructional materials are the responsibility of the curriculum materials selector.’
    • ‘With most of the panel available, the selectors have several options.’
    • ‘There is a catalogue published by the university that contains illustrations of each piece of art together with the selectors' appraisals.’
    • ‘So far the selectors have stood firm on the issue, refusing to be bent by a behind-the-scenes campaign.’
    • ‘We are comparing permanent allocations against recurring costs, including base monograph allocations for each selector.’
    • ‘It is thought the selectors were looking for an experienced head to steady the ship on a short-term basis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Phase one consisted of role-play games where people tried to outdo each other and attract the attention of the selector.’
    • ‘The selectors have also made a change in personnel in defence.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1British A person appointed to select a representative team in a sport.
      • ‘Mr. Gill dismissed criticism that it was he who selected the team and the selectors hardly played any role.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Competitive club games would keep all our players sharp and would give county selectors an opportunity to spot new talent.’
      • ‘In similar fashion, the board is charged with appointing selectors, coaches and captains amongst other duties.’
      • ‘The Australian selectors know how good he is.’
      • ‘He became heavily involved in cricket administration, serving as a selector for the national team for nearly 30 years.’
      • ‘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 did say I was free to interview one of his fellow selectors.’
      • ‘What is the criteria drawn up by the selector to select the team?’
      • ‘I began to feel a little better and the selectors decided I should continue.’
      • ‘Trainers and selectors were appointed for the U14 and U16 teams and training will be starting in the near future.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He found himself with no club and being clubless, national team selectors could not select him for the national squad.’
      • ‘It promises to be a hectic schedule for the selectors with other discussions on the Ashes and Academy squads coming up.’
      • ‘The national selectors have made three changes to the team that competed in the Champion Challenge.’
      • ‘When Britain's Olympic selectors look for potential champions for the 2012 Games, they should visit Manchester.’
      • ‘Trainers, selectors and team captains will be selected at a meeting taking place early in the new year.’
      voter, member of the electorate, enfranchised person, constituent, member of a constituency
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    2. 1.2British informal A DJ (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. 1.3 A device for selecting a particular gear or other setting of a machine or device.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The steering wheel, automatic transmission selector and handbrake are leather-wrapped and door pulls are finished in satin chrome.’
      • ‘The power switch, source selector, and menu navigation pad make the base the effective control center for the monitor.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘From the polished aluminium around the gear selector to the sound of the indicators, there's not a cheap component in there.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘Two attempts to restart the engine were made and the fuel tank selector was switched to the emergency position.’