a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, shells, etc., especially as a hobby.
Electricity. a device for accumulating current from contact conductors.
Electronics. an electrode in a transistor or vacuum tube for collecting electrons, ions, or holes.
Metallurgy. promoter (def. 5).
Energy. solar collector.
- col·lec·tor·ship, col·lec·tor·ate, noun
- pre·col·lec·tor, noun
- sub·col·lec·tor, noun
- sub·col·lec·tor·ship, noun
- un·der·col·lec·tor, noun
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How to use collector in a sentence
It’s also supporting the repair of a sewage pipe and collector that collapsed in 2017, causing millions of gallons of untreated sewage to spill into San Diego.Morning Report: New Ethics Concerns for City Council Candidate | Voice of San Diego | September 3, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Still, our analysis found that Oportun has filed so many lawsuits in the state that it would remain among the most litigious debt collectors even if it filed 60% fewer debt claims.How We Found Out How Many Debt Collection Lawsuits Oportun Inc. Filed During the Pandemic | by Ren Larson and Kiah Collier | August 31, 2020 | ProPublica
That number of filings makes Oportun the most litigious personal loan company in Texas and one of the most litigious debt collectors in the state overall this year.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic | by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo | August 31, 2020 | ProPublica
GDPR places the burden of proof on data collectors, such as companies, to demonstrate why they need the data.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
To figure out how much the blocks had worn down, the researchers compared them to versions of the same blocks that collectors had held since the 1970s.Legos could last a disturbingly long time in the ocean | Maria Temming | April 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy | Oliver Jones | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was an on-and-off drug addict and sometimes a criminal; he was a collector of switchblades and vintage Disney T-shirts.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We want to be the global auction house for the new collector at lower price points and create a more liquid market.
Now, just as avid an art collector, Jay Z spoke about the meeting of cultural worlds (and rapped about them) in “Picasso Baby”.
Paddle8 already has a “sticky collector base who are addicted to the site,” he says.
A native brought news that a collector and his wife were hiding in a swamp near the road.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
To assist the amateur and collector in this pursuit is the object of the present little work.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
In the end, the Company's tea was seized by the collector and stored in the vaults under the Exchange.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Some of the seed was sent to the collector of Kaira, who forwarded a sample of the tobacco grown from it.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
"You are the first stranger as has been here since the tax collector last month," she said, beginning to clear away the mystery.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for collector
a person or thing that collects
a person employed to collect debts, rents, etc
the head of a district administration in India
a person who collects or amasses objects as a hobby
electronics the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base
- collectorship, noun
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