- 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
- the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
col•lec•tor /kəˈlɛktɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a person who makes a collection of something, as a hobby or for interest:He was an antiques collector.
- a person who collects money, debts, etc:a debt collector.
col•lec•tor (kə lek′tər),USA pronunciation n.
- a person or thing that collects.
- a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc.
- a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, shells, etc., esp. as a hobby.
- Electricitya device for accumulating current from contact conductors.
- Electronicsan electrode in a transistor or vacuum tube for collecting electrons, ions, or holes.
- Metallurgypromoter (def. 5).
- EnergySee solar collector.
- Medieval Latin, equivalent. to Latin colleg- (variant stem of colligere; see collect1) + -tor -tor
- late Middle English ( 1375–1425
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collector /kəˈlɛktə/ n
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