from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that selects: the frequency selector of a radio.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something which selects or chooses different options.
  • n. this redundant sense?) (cricket) An administrator responsible for selecting which players will play for a side.
  • n. A matching expression in a stylesheet determining which elements in the markup are affected by a style.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who selects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who selects or chooses.
  • n. In machinery, a device which separates and selects.
  • n. An automatic switch used in telephone exchanges. See selector switch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who chooses or selects out
  • n. a switch that is used to select among alternatives


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select +‎ -or


  • Below there is the scheduled timer: animationTimer = NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval: animationInterval target: self selector: @selector (refreshAll) userInfo: nil repeats: YES

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  • "Play" target: self selector: @selector MenuItem * menuItem2 = [MenuItemFont itemFromString: @ full roast blend

  • "Settings" target: self selector: @selector MenuItem * menuItem3 = [MenuItemFont itemFromString: @ full roast blend

  • The major page content explains what the selector is and gives some details about different operators that can be used to specify the type of attribute being targeted.

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  • Interesting stuff Raymond every book or article I've ever seen on assembly language programming has referred to what you call selector's as segments.

    MSDN Blogs

  • Note that the difference between a descendant selector and a group selector is the presence of a comma.

    Web Teacher › Grouping CSS Selectors

  • A group selector is nothing more than a comma separated list of selectors that all share the same rule.

    Web Teacher › Grouping CSS Selectors

  • The subtransmission (high and low range) and reverse are controlled by a fuel-tank-mounted lever, and the 2WD/4WD selector is a handlebar-mounted lever.

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide

  • The way to narrow your target words down is to use a keyword selector tool.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • They also enhanced their code environment with sophisticated features like line-numbering, colour-coding and code-hints and added other code-friendly features to supplement the visual development environment such as the tag selector which displays the HTML tags representing the objects on the page.



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  • Australian use: a person who lived on a selection, an allocation of land by the government for free settlers. I say lived because we're talking about the 1800s.

    January 26, 2014