One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person or thing that selects something.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Phase one consisted of role-play games where people tried to outdo each other and attract the attention of the selector.’
- ‘Tesl classroom instructional materials are the responsibility of the curriculum materials selector.’
- ‘Give your comments to the librarian who is the selector for your academic department or to the Serials Collection Working Group.’
- ‘So far the selectors have stood firm on the issue, refusing to be bent by a behind-the-scenes campaign.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One is the fund selector, which allows you to retrieve the top-performing funds in various classes.’
- ‘With most of the panel available, the selectors have several options.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There is a catalogue published by the university that contains illustrations of each piece of art together with the selectors' appraisals.’
- ‘In reality soaps it is arguably the contestant selector rather than the camera operator who is the most important crew member.’
- ‘The selectors have also made a change in personnel in defence.’
- ‘It is thought the selectors were looking for an experienced head to steady the ship on a short-term basis.’
- 1.1 A device for selecting a particular gear or other setting of a machine or device.
- ‘The power switch, source selector, and menu navigation pad make the base the effective control center for the monitor.’
- ‘From the polished aluminium around the gear selector to the sound of the indicators, there's not a cheap component in there.’
- ‘The barrel selector consists of a small rocking switch located at the rear of the triggerguard.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Two attempts to restart the engine were made and the fuel tank selector was switched to the emergency position.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The single selective mechanical trigger has a selector that is a movable segment of the safety.’
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