Selector



verb (used with object)
1.
to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make a choice; pick.
adjective
3.
chosen in preference to another or others; selected.
Synonyms: preferred.
4.
choice; of special value or excellence.
5.
careful or fastidious in selecting; discriminating.
6.
carefully or fastidiously chosen; exclusive:
a select group of friends.
noun
1.
a person or thing that selects
2.
a device used in automatic telephone switching that connects one circuit with any one of a number of other circuits
3.
(Brit) a person who chooses the members of a sports team
4.
(Austral) the holder of a tract of land acquired by free-selection
verb
1.
to choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others
adjective
2.
Also selected. chosen in preference to another or others
3.
of particular quality or excellence
4.
limited as to membership or entry: a select gathering
5.
careful in making a choice

programming
1. In Smalltalk or Objective C, the syntax of a message which selects a particular method in the target object.
2. An operation that returns the state of an object but does not alter that state. Selector functions or methods often have names which begin with “get” and corresponding modifier methods or procedures whose names begin with “set”.
(1998-01-12)

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